Restorative Justice For Clergy Sexual Misconduct Is Naïve. . .
But don't take *my* word for it U*Us. . .
Take the word of UU World magazine senior editor, and member of First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, Elaine McArdle, as committed to writing in a very recent UU World article entitled -
Better process for handling cases of clergy sex misconduct - UUA has made strides in giving survivors of clergy sexual misconduct more voice in complaint process
"But several in the audience, including some survivors who reported clergy abuse in the past and felt marginalized or ignored, said they remain skeptical about the new process. One called the restorative justice approach “naïve” in these situations.
Funny how guy who "watered down" the extent and seriousness of UU clergy sexual misconduct in the "less than honest" official apology to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct that he delivered in the middle of his 1st Moderator's Report to a UUA GA in 2014, by inserting some brazen bald faced lies about UU clergy abuse into his botched "apology", is now claiming that the UUA Board of Trustees wants to institutionalize "best practices" for dealing with UU clergy sexual misconduct so that they don’t disappear or get watered down in the future. It seems to me that refraining from unashamedly telling brazen bald-faced lies about UU clergy sexual abuse would be an essential component of "best practices" for dealing with clergy sexual abuse. . .
More about this ongoing and very justified mistrust of the UUA's self-professed "reform" of its seriously flawed clergy sexual misconduct policies and procedures by victims and survivors of UU clergy sexual abuse later. . .