The Emerson Avenger
The Emerson Avenger is a "memory hole" free blog where censorship is scorned. This blog will "guard the right to know" about any injustices and abuses that corrupt Unitarian Universalism. Posters may speak and argue freely, according to conscience, about any injustices and abuses, or indeed hypocrisy, that they may know about so that the Avenger, in the form of justice and redress, may come surely and swiftly. . . "Slowly, slowly the Avenger comes, but comes surely." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Name: Robin Edgar
- Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In 1992 I underwent a profound revelatory experience of God which revealed that the total solar eclipse "Eye of God" is a "Sign in the Heavens" that symbolizes God's divine omniscience. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan of the Unitarian Church of Montreal contemptuously dismissed as my "psychotic experience" here: http://revelationisnotsealed.homestead.com - This revelatory religious experience inspired me to propose an inter-religious celebration of Creation that would take place whenever a total solar eclipse took place over our planet. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan and other leading members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal falsely and maliciously labeled as a "cult" here: http://creationday.homestead.com - I am now an excommunicated Unitarian whose "alternative spiritual practice" includes publicly exposing and denouncing Unitarian*Universalist injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy. The Emerson Avenger blog will serve that purpose for me and hopefully others will share their concerns here. Dee Miller's term DIM Thinking is used frequently and appropriately on this blog. You may read more about what DIM Thinking is here - http://www.takecourage.org/defining.htm
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Unitarian Universalist Ministers Work Insane Hours For Crappy Wages Serving Petty Critics In Their U*U "Churches"
Take the word of *The* Reverend Doctor Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang aka Vicki The Impaler as posted to the ever so inter-connected and inter-dependent interwebs in this little Tweet of hers. . .
Apparently working insane hours for crappy wages serving petty critics at the Unitarian Universalist "Church" of Greater Lynn in Swampscott, Massachusetts, is the cause of Big Fat U*U Pastor Peacebang's proclivity to overeat if I interpret her Big Fat U*U Tweet correctly.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
UUA Moderator Jim Key Is A Liar's Liar Whose Pants Have Been On Fire Since At Least June 27th, 2014. . .
"Statements since 2007 by presidential candidates (and some current and former officeholders) ranked from most dishonest over all to least dishonest, as fact-checked by PolitiFact. “Pants on Fire” refers to the most egregious falsehoods."
I have rated the UUA's all but completely worthless second "institutional apology" to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct that Jim Key delivered in his first Moderator's Report to a General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalsist Association on June 28, 2014. Here are the results. . .
Clergy Sexual Misconduct"We must come out, live our values, speak our truths, and be amazed at and changed by those who join us."
Half False - Half True
Yes, UUA Moderator Jim Key and ALL other Unitarian Universalists aka U*Us must "come out" of the U*U clergy abuse cover-up and denial closet, genuinely live the claimed principles and purposes of U*Uism and other U*U values, and speak THE Truth, because all too often "our truths" aka U*U "truths" are actually FAR from Truthful U*U BS, and sometimes even outright bald faced lies, as this blog post will soon demonstrate beyond ANY reasonable doubt. . . There is NO such thing as "our truths", only *the* Truth.
When it comes to UUA Moderator Jim Key, the only thing that I have been Truly "amazed at" is his utterly shameless willingness to mislead U*Us and the American public about UUA clergy misconduct issues, even going so far as to tell brazen bald faced lies about UU clergy sexual abuse of the worst kind. Specifically "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers." Bald faced lies that are easily proven to be complete and utter falsehoods that Jim Key knew to be falsehoods and lies before uttering them in the UUA's worthless second apology to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct.
"Now let me move to a subject most would wish to avoid—clergy sexual misconduct."
100% True - Most Unitarian Universalists would indeed wish to avoid hearing about clergy sexual misconduct, let alone discuss clergy sexual abuse issues out in the open at a UUA General Assembly. In fact, most if not ALL UUA leaders will even go to extremely immoral and unethical lengths to censor and suppress free and open discussion of the subject of Unitarian Universalist clergy sexual misconduct, such as by falsely accusing me of the archaic criminal act of blasphemous libel for telling the well-documented Truth about "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers" in Bill Cosby style legal bullying.
"As a candidate for moderator, I signed a petition circulated by Safety Net—a social justice organization of first Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville. This petition called for a national discussion of clergy sexual misconduct."
100% True - UUA Moderator Jim Key did in fact sign this UU Safety Net petition which called for a national conversation on clergy misconduct.
"Let me put this in the proper context. I'm speaking of incidents of UU clergy, albeit a small number, ignoring professional ethics and boundaries who preyed on vulnerable congregants."
Mostly False - A minimum of 400 UUA congregations have been affected by UU clergy sexual misconduct of one kind or another but, by some estimates, 66.6% or more of UUA congregations have been served by a "less-than-perfect" UUA minister who has been found guilty of clergy sexual misconduct at some point in his*her career. Another misleading aspect of this highly misleading assertion is that it limits clergy who are guilty of sexual misconduct to those UUA ministers who "preyed on vulnerable congregants", thus excluding UUA ministers who preyed on vulnerable non-congregants such as the vulnerable teenage Tibetan refugees that Rev. Mack Wallace Mitchell was convicted of raping over a period measured in years. . . It likewise excludes Texas Registered Sex Offender Rev. Douglas Morgan Strong from the UU clergy sexual misconduct equation, since the criminal sexual misconduct that Rev. Strong was convicted of committing did not involve any of his own congregants. Simply put, Jim Key's "proper context"does not include "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers"who are guilty of some VERY improper sexual misconduct.
"There were no incidents of abuse of children or elders in my investigations."
This Jim Key falsehood is “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” level false. This is a brazen bald faced lie on the part of UUA Moderator Jim Key that tries to bamboozle DIM Thinking U*Us into believing that NO children have ever been sexually abused by pedophile U*U ministers, or otherwise abused by abusive U*U clergy such as U*U "pastor" Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang, who is guilty of physical abuse of a congregrant's child. The “Pants on Fire” designation in the New York Times piece refers to "the most egregious falsehoods", and this is a shamefully egregious falsehood which pretends that UUA Moderator Jim Key is completely unaware of ANY abuse of children by ANY UUA minister EVER
Truth be told. . .
Not only have "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers" engaged in what the UUA's Canadian attorney Maitre Marc-André Coulombe describes as "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape", but a subset of these U*U pedophiles and rapists have actually been charged, tried, and convicted of committing such despicable crimes and sentenced to prison terms for their child sex abuse. UUA Moderator Jim Key was*is in a position to know VERY well that there most certainly have been "incidents of abuse of children" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers", even without my own input, but I personally told Jim Key about several cases of UU clergy sexual abuse of children in my emails and my one single phone conversation with Jim Key that were part of my efforts to persuade Jim Key to ensure that the UUA formally withdraws its false blasphemous libel accusation against me, publicly apologizes for misusing Canada's blasphemy law in clergy abuse cover-up legal bullying, and holds UUA President Rev. Dr. Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales fully accountable for his UUA administration's immoral, unethical, borderline criminal, and yes. . . #BatShitCrazy misuse of Canada's blasphemy law in Bill Cosby style legal bullying that was*is obviously intended to cover-up and deny "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers". . .
"Safety Net was formed to support people who had filed complaints and who had not been well served by previous institutional responses and promises."
Mostly, if not 100%, True. Sadly however, UU Safety Net has all but totally betrayed its claimed raison d'être over the last several years, at least with respect to the complaints that I have filed with the UUA in the wake of its false blasphemous libel accusation etc., largely as a result of UU Safety Net members Anna-Belle Leiserson and Rev. Gail Seavey placing FAR too much trust in UUA Moderator Jim Key and the UUA as an institution.
"I have met with victims of clergy sexual misconduct and I've heard their stories."
Most probably 100% True, which only makes Jim Key's "Pants On Fire" level bald faced lies about UU clergy sexual misconduct, and his other highly misleading statements about UU clergy sexual misconduct, that much more egregious and shameful. I expect however that Jim Key has only met with a small number of victims of clergy sexual misconduct and most probably victims of comparatively low-level clergy sexual misconduct such as unwanted sexual advances, not victims of "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers". . .
"I shared those hard to tell, hard to hear stories with our board of trustees."
Most probably True, but I can't help but wonder which of these "hard to tell, hard to hear stories" about UU clergy sexual misconduct Jim Key did not share with the UUA Board of Trustees.
"The board asked Natty Averett, UUA trustee, to convene a working group to examine our current processes, consult with the Ministries and Faith Development Office—headed by Sarah Lammert—and recommend changes."
100% True, and it seems that UUA Trustee Natalia Averett did a reasonably good job of undertaking that task, which once again makes Jim Key's disingenuousness and mendacity, indeed his brazen bald faced lies about UU clergy sexual abuse, all that much more egregious and shameful.
"Natty will update you on those efforts in the trustee report that follows. The staff and Sarah Lammert specifically have been swift and compassionate in their response, as well as proactive in updating and improving our processes for handling complaints. Additionally, the UUMA Minister's Association has been responsive and helpful as we assess how we go forward."
Unrated. It is difficult to determine just how Truthful, or not. . . this Jim Key assertion is but, from what I have seen. . . the UUA, and its ever so aptly named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee, have pretty much continued in their traditional reluctant foot-dragging when it comes to genuinely improving UUA processes for handling clergy misconduct complaints. Yes, some minor so-called "improvements" have been made to the claimed policies and procedures for the UUA's (mis)handling of clergy misconduct complaints, but these minor improvements are FAR from adequate and I have VERY good reason to believe that they are just another empty facade, just as most if not all previous UUA clergy misconduct policies and procedures have proven to be devoid of any *real* substance time and time again. The fact that the UUA is barely even talking about implementing a viable appeals process for clergy misconduct complainants who are not satisfied by how the UUA and*or the MFC have (mis)handled their clergy misconduct complaints is a very clear indication that little has *really* changed at the UUA. It is pretty much the same old, same old. . .
"On behalf of the UUA board of trustees, I want to express my deepest apologies to those of you who have been victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct, whether you have come forward or not."
In light of the brazen bald faced lie about UU clergy sexual abuse of children that Jim Key told earlier in this so-called "apology", along with other highly misleading half-Truths and whole lies in this second UUA "institutional apology" to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct, it is difficult to believe that these "deepest apologies" of UUA Moderator Jim Key are worth the breath they were spoken with.
"I want you to know we are sorry for the suffering caused by one of our Unitarian Universalist ministers."
Mostly False - Is this yet another attempt by UUA Moderator Jim Key to Deny, Ignore & Minimize the true extent and seriousness of Unitarian Universalist clergy sexual misconduct? The UUA is sorry for the suffering caused by "one" aka 1 of "our Unitarian Universalist ministers" Jim Key? Try "we are sorry for the suffering caused by hundreds of our Unitarian Universalist ministers." *That* would be MUCH closer to the readily verifiable Truth.
"The board and I grieve with you over this breach of sacred trust and professional ethics."
Mostly False: Once again this is rather difficult to believe in light of how UUA Moderator Jim Key outright lied about both the extent and seriousness of UU clergy sexual misconduct in general, and UU clergy sexual abuse of children in particular, in this so called "institutional apology". Indeed this worthless apology can itself be properly described as a "breach of sacred trust and professional ethics" on the part of UUA Moderator Jim Key, the UUA Board of Trustees as a whole, and other top-level UUA leadership, in light of the outright lies about UU clergy sexual misconduct that it contains.
"It is unacceptable that a minister has taken advantage of you sexually and emotionally."
100% True, which only underlines just how UNACCEPTABLE it was*is for the UUA and MFC and individual UUA congregations to repeatedly "accept" UU ministers who have taken advantage of people sexually and*or emotionally.
"It was not your fault."
This is open to *some* dispute when it comes to UU clergy sexual misconduct victims who willingly had consensual sexual relations with "less than perfect" UUA clergy. I am not convinced that these victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct, especially those who were married, bear zero responsibility whatsoever for their predicament, although this is the "politically correct" take on clergy sexual misconduct these days.
"Exacerbating your pain, some people in your own communities added to your trauma by challenging your need to come forward with your complaint."
100% True, but also quite misleading, in that this statement admitting that clergy sexual misconduct victims are often "challenged" by members of their own UU "churches" when they dare to complain about UU clergy misconduct, FAILs to responsibly acknowledge that UUA leadership, and UUA staff, are also guilty of exacerbating the pain suffered by UU clergy misconduct victims by challenging them when they come forward with a clergy misconduct complaint. In a classic example of DIM Thinking, this assertion by Jim Key acknowledges only that individual members of individual UU congregations are guilty of exacerbating the pain of UU clergy sexual misconduct complainants, while FAILing to acknowledge that the UUA and MFC have done exactly the same thing in their responses to complaints about UU clergy sexual misconduct, to say nothing of my own and other people's complaints about non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct.
"Now, some of you have heard this apology from this stage before, and might justifiably ask, what is different now, and why should you have any confidence that this time there's an institutional will to make the process of filing a complaint more transparent, but most of all, more compassionate?"
100% True. Indeed "survivors" of UU clergy sexual misconduct, and ALL other Unitarian Universalists really DO need to ask, "What IS different now?", especially in light of the brazen bald faced lies and other highly misleading and VERY questionable statements that Jim Key's "official apology" contains. Indeed the "institutional will" of the UUA to genuinely make the filing a clergy misconduct complaint more transparent and compassionate, to say nothing of genuinely just and equitable. . . is by NO means guaranteed. Once again, the glaring lack of a viable appeals process, or the UUA "institutional will" to formulate and initiate ANY appeals process, is a clear indication that the UUA will continue to sweep UU clergy misconduct, sexual misconduct and*or otherwise. . . under the proverbial carpet as much as it thinks it can get away with.
"I pledge, as the chief governance officer—along with your board—to hold all of us, both individually and institutionally, accountable to the values that are at our core."
Another "Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire" level brazen bald faced lie. UUA Moderator Jim Key has NOT held himself, nor UUA President Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales, nor any other top-level UUA leader, nor the UUA as an institution, even remotely accountable to the purported "values" aka principles and purposes that Unitarian Universalists *pretend* are at the core of Unitarian Universalism. UUA Moderator Jim Key and the UUA Board of Trustees have yet hold UUA President Morales, or anyone else, even remotely accountable for the UUA's Bill Cosby style legal bullying prior to delivering this all but completely worthless "institutional apology". UUA Modertor Jim Key and the UUA Board of Trustees have FAILed, indeed they have obstinately refused, to hold President Morales, or any other UUA leader, accountable for the UUA's #BatShitCrazy misuse of blasphemy law in the 540 days since he delivered his all but completely worthless "deepest apologies" to UU clergy sexual misconduct victims and "survivors". This completely and utterly fraudulent "pledge" of UUA Moderator Jim Key has been repeatedly, and quite continually, betrayed every single day since Jim Key uttered it in the first Moderator's Report that he ever deliver to a UUA General Assembly on Thursday June 27th, 2015.
Indeed, not only has UUA Moderator Jim Key FAILed to hold himself accountable for the brazen bald faced lies, and other falsehoods and disingenuousness, this worthless "institutional apology" contains, but neither the UUA Board of Trustees, nor UU Safety, have done anything to ensure that Jim Key's shameful lies are exposed and the record is corrected. This pledge was worthless when it was uttered, and has been disregarded and violated for 540 days now. . .
Par for the course for the UUA as far as I am concerned.
"Finally, I want to acknowledge the courage of those of you who have had this experience but remained faithful to Unitarian Universalism and are helping us to live more fully and truly into our values."
Half True - Half False. This statement shamefully implies that any and all victims and survivors of UU clergy sexual misconduct who left the Unitarian Univeralist "religion" in disillusionment and disgust, or who were ostracized, shunned and even kicked out of their U*U "churches" for complaining about UU clergy sexual misconduct are less courageous than those who remained "faithful" to Unitarian Universalism. It is also open to considerable question to what extent UUA Moderator Jim Key, other UUA leaders, and the Unitarian Universalist "religion" as a whole are genuinely living "more fully and truly" into Unitarian Universalist values. Indeed it is arguable that UUA Moderator Jim Key, UUA President Peter Morales, ALL UUA Board Trustees, other UUA leaders and staff, hundreds of UUA congregrations and tens of thousands of individual U*Us are miserably FAILing, and even outright refusing, to genuinely "live more fully and truly" into Unitarian Universalism's claimed values.
"These are the true, brave souls of our faith that we've been talking about all week."
Whereas victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct who left Unitarian Universalism, or never were Unitarian Universalists to begin with. . . are NOT true, "brave souls".
Well done UUA Moderator Jim Key aka *Certified* Risk Management Consultant James C. Key.
Labels: Blasphemous Libel, Rev. Mack Mitchell, U*U clergy sexual misconduct, UUA legal bullying, UUA Moderator Jim Key, UUA Official Apology To Victims Of Clergy Sexual Misconduct, UUA Trustee Natalia Averett
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Unitarian Universalist Clergy Of The San Francisco Bay - Peninsula Area Viciously Bitch Slap Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, Rev. Cynthia P. Cain And Other Anti-Republican U*Us. . .
December 13, 2015
An Open Letter
From the Unitarian Universalist Clergy
Of the San Francisco Bay/Peninsula
We are writing to call attention to a great injustice and to ask your help in addressing it.
Not that many years ago Catholics were seen by us U*Us as some “other” who could not be good Unitarians. More recently Muslims suffered many insults and abuses because they did not belong to The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ aka The U*U Movement – again, seen as “other” by Rev. Dr. Peter Morales and other Big Fat U*U Bigots. Good people rallied to stand with them and, over time, they have become so integrated into the fabric of our country that it is now unimaginable without them.
Today we are seeing the same sort of prejudice and, on occasion, dreadful acts of violence directed at Republicans. They are the contemporary “other” of Unitarian*Universalists aka members in The U*U Movement. These are our neighbors, co-workers, and our friends; sometimes (albeit decreasingly) even our congregants. They serve in every branch of our American military. They are our doctors, lawyers, police officers, nurses, teachers and social workers. They are US.
Because of the actions of a very few, some current Unitarian Universalist ministers and others are sparking fear and hatred against the entire Republican Party. In response, U*Us of good-will and conscience must stand up and speak out. The Emerson Avenger already has. Some, clinging to the haunting words of Pastor Martin Niemoeller, are asking “who will stand with The Emerson Avenger?”
It is time to answer that question. We will. We, the Unitarian Universalist clergy of the San Francisco Bay/Peninsula, will stand not only with The Emerson Avenger, but the entire Grand Old Party. We urge you to do so as well. Please take a stand and say your peace to The Emerson Avenger and the Republican Party.
With faith in love* beyond ALL bigoted U*U beliefs,
The Reverend John Buehrens, San Francisco
The Reverend Stefanie Etzbach-Dale, Redwood City
The Reverend Pamela Gehrke, San Mateo
The Reverend Elaine Gehrmann, Monterrey
The Reverend Axel Gehrmann, Monterrey
The Reverend Alyson Jacks, San Francisco
The Reverend Nancy Palmer Jones, San Jose
The Reverend Nina Kalmoutis, Sunnyvale
The Reverend Russ Menk, Aptos
The Reverend Ben Meyers, San Mateo
The Reverend Vail Weller, San Mateo
The Reverend Amy Zucker-Morgenstern, Palo Alto
* It depends upon what the meaning of the word "love" is. . .
Labels: anti-Catholic bigotry, anti-Muslim U*Us, Anti-Republican U*Us, Peacebang's Beauty Tips For Senators, Republicanphobic U*Us, Rev. Cynthia Cain, Rev. Dr. John Buehrens, U*U bigotry, U*U Republicans
Monday, December 14, 2015
Rev. Edmund Hamilton Sears' Christmas Carol 'It Came Upon A Midnight Clear' And Unitarian Universalist Misuse Of Blasphemy Law To Cover-Up U*U Pedophilia & Rape: What's The Connection?
It came served by a bailiff drear,
That glorious "song" so bold,
From lawyers bending blasphemy law,
To earn their share of gold:
"Blasphemy! Take down your posts."
Said Coulombe's SO specious spin.
The lawyer with brazen boldness lied,
To hide the U*U's sins.
Still with their shameful lies they stand,
Though rape has been "unfurled";
And still their shameless bullshit floats
O'er all the U*U World:
Because of sad and shameful crimes,
They're bent on "covering" sin.
And even without legal grounds
The Stikeman lawyers spin.
Oh U*Us beneath Truth's crushing load,
Whose lawyers are bending laws,
Who toil along the lying way
With painful steps, then pause. . .
Look now, for sad and shameful hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
Unrest caused by bald faced lies,
Yes, Jim Key's bullshit spin.
For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophets seen of old,
When with the ever-growing lies
Shall come the time foretold,
When The Emerson Avenger shall "own"
The U*U's legal spin,
And the whole world will mock the "song"
Which now the U*Us sing.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee President & CEO Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz Repeatedly Kicks UUA President Rev. Dr. Peter Morales In His Big Fat U*U Balls. . .
Recommitting to the Highest U.S. Ideals
"Maybe we can blame it on an evolutionary response to danger, but at times of crisis human beings tend to default to the extreme.
"The more frightened we become, the more we are tempted to adopt simple* solutions to complex, even intractable, problems."
"We have been down the path of religious and ethnic scapegoating many times in our history. . . and it has always ended up being a source of shame."
"Human Rights Day 2015 is the perfect time to recommit ourselves to the highest of U*U ideals which, gratifyingly enough, is also the best way to protect ourselves from threat and deal squarely with our fears."
* It depends upon what the meaning of the word "simple" is. . .
Labels: Blasphemous Libel, Rev. Bill Schulz, Rev. Peter Morales, U*U bigotry, U*U clergy sexual misconduct, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, UUA legal bullying, UUA President Peter Morales, William F. Schulz
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Unitarian Universalism's Sixth Principle And UUA Misuse Of Canada's Blasphemy Law To Hide U*U Pedophilia And Rape: What's The Connection?
“The Rev. Dr. Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales UUA administration's immoral, unethical, borderline criminal, and yes. . . #BatShitCrazy misuse of of Canada's blasphemy law in Bill Cosby style legal bullying that is obviously intended to cover-up and deny "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers", seems extravagant in its hopefulness and improbable in its prospects. Can we U*Us continue to say we want Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger convicted of the archaic criminal act of blasphemous libel for blogging about Unitarian Universalist pedophiles and rapists?
‘Peace, liberty, and justice for all’?
When the The U*U Movement aka UU World is full of Truthicide, clergy abuse, domestic terrorism, and our Big Fat U*U War Of Words with The Emerson Avenger.
What *have* we gotten ourselves into?
“As "naïve" or impossible as the UUA's blasphemous libel accusation against Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger may seem, the Rev. Dr. Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales UUA administration is NOT willing to give up on it by formally withdrawing its false accusations, apologizing for them, and telling the Truth about how "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" have not only been engaged in by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers" (to say absolutely nothing of UUA Religious Educators like Steven Craig Bulleit), but *some* U*U ministers, such as Rev. Mack Wallace Mitchell to name but one of them, have even been charged, tried, and convicted of committing such despicable crimes. . . In the face of our Big Fat U*U Apathy towards, and Big Fat U*U Fear of, the UUA's past and ongoing culture of cover-up and denial of U*U clergy abuse, I want to imagine and help create a powerful vision of peace by peaceful means, liberty by liberatory means, justice by just means. I want us U*Us to believe—and to live as if we U*Us believe—that a U*U world community with peace, liberty, and justice for ALL, including Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger, IS possible if we capitU*Ulate to The Emerson Avenger in U*Unconditional SU*Urrender to The Truth about U*U clergy abuse and UUA cover-up and denial thereof. There is NO guarantee that we U*Us will succeed, but I can assure you U*Us that we will improve ourselves and improve the world by trying.”
—Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, Tree of Life Congregation, McHenry, IL (read more from Sean in The Seven Principles in Word and Worship, ed. Ellen Brandenburg)
Labels: Blasphemous Libel, Rev. Mack Mitchell, Rev. Sean Parker-Dennison, Steven Craig Bulleit, U*U clergy sexual misconduct roll call, UUA legal bullying, UUA Moderator Jim Key, UUA President Peter Morales
Friday, December 11, 2015
The Justin Trudeau & Sophie Grégoire Vogue Photo Shoot And Unitarian Universalist Misuse Of Canada's Blasphemy Law - What's The Connection?
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Observing Day 4 Of Chalica And UU Safety Net: What's The Connection?
UU Safety Net has some 'splaining to do. . .
Rev. Gail Seavey's position expressed below is totally unacceptable to me and, in my view (which I am VERY confident will be shared by the American & Canadian public), makes UU Safety Net 100% complicit in the UUA's past and ongoing cover-up and denial of "such despicable crimes as pedophilia & rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers" which includes, but is by no means limited to. . . the UUA's #BatShitCrazy false blasphemous libel accusation against me, and the brazen #BaldFacedLies that UUA Moderator Jim Key told to UU delegates in the botched "institutional apology" that was inserted into his first Moderator's Report to a UUA General Assembly in June 2014.
The Emerson Avenger: Did UUA Moderator Jim Key Tell Bald-Faced Lies In His Apology To UU Clergy Sexual Misconduct Victims Delivered During His First UUA Moderator's Report?
If UU Safety Net does not respond in genuine responsibility to my entirely legitimate and VERY serious concerns about UU Safety Net's past and ongoing FAILure to address these and other serious issues that I have raised in previous communications before the end of the year I will have little choice but to declare UU Safety Net to be knowingly and willingly complicit in past and ongoing UUA cover-up and denial of UU clergy sexual abuse of the worst kinds, and otherwise compromised in its integrity and credibility.
From: Robin Edgar
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: Best Chalica EVER!
Please explain to me how doing virtually nothing to confront the Rev. Dr. Peter Morales UUA administration's immoral, unethical, borderline criminal, and yes. . . #BatShitCrazy attempted misuse of Canada's blasphemy law in Bill Cosby style legal bullying that is obviously intended to cover-up and deny "such despicable crimes as pedophilia & rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers" constitutes working for justice in your own way.
Please explain to me how doing virtually nothing to confront the brazen bald faced lies about UU clergy sexual misconduct in general, and UU clergy sexual abuse of children in particular. . . that UUA Moderator Jim Key told in his 2014 UUA GA "institutional apology" to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct constitutes working for justice in your own way.
Neither you, nor UU Safety Net are working for justice when you do nothing or next to nothing to expose and denounce these and other egregious examples of UUA perversion of justice.
Thanks for proving beyond ANY doubt that you and UU Safety Net are well and Truly "in bed" with Rev. Dr. Peter Morales, UUA Moderator Jim Key, and all the other liars and frauds who are leading the UUA today.
From: Gail Seavey
To: 'Robin Edgar'
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 2:44 PM
Subject: RE: Best Chalica EVER!
More than one full year has passed since I sent this Chalica themed "electronic communication" to you, yet I have heard virtually nothing from either of you, or anyone else from UU Safety Net, regarding the VERY serious concerns that I have raised about the direction(s) that UU Safety Net has taken, or has FAILed and even outright refused to take. . . since the Rev. Dr. Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales UUA administration falsely accused me of the archaic criminal act of blasphemous libel, in Bill Cosby style legal bullying that is obviously intended to cover-up and deny "such despicable crimes as pedophilia & rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers". In addition to doing very little to responsibly address the UUA's egregious attempted misuse of Canada's blasphemy law in its ongoing clergy abuse cover-up and denial efforts, UU Safety Net has all but totally disregarded and dismissed my warnings about UUA Moderator Jim Key. Warnings which correctly anticipated that Jim Key would deliver a "less than adequate" and "less than sincere" expedient second UUA "institutional apology" to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct during the 2014 UUA GA in Providence, Rhode Island.
Even I did not anticipate that Jim Key would go so far as to tell a brazen bald-faced lie about UU clergy sexual abuse of children that effectively denied ANY UU clergy sexual abuse of children in this second UUA "institutional apology" for UU clergy sexual misconduct. But you know, as well as I know, that UUA Moderator Jim Key did exactly that.
Unlike me however, neither of you, nor anyone else from UU Safety Net, has publicly challenged the brazen bald faced lies that Jim Key told to ALL Unitarian Universalists, to say nothing of non-U*Us. . . in his "less than honest" 2014 UUA GA "official apology" to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct. This is absolutely unacceptable to me, and makes both of you, and UU Safety Net as an organization, TOTALLY 100% complicit in the ongoing efforts of UUA Moderator Jim Key, UUA President Peter Morales, and other top-level UUA leaders, to deny, ignore and minimize UU clergy sexual misconduct which, as you well know. . . includes, but is by no means limited to, "such despicable crimes as pedophilia & rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers". It's a VERY sad day for Unitarian Universalism when UU Safety Net itself is effectively complicit in, and even a knowing and willful "partner" with, the UUA's past and ongoing efforts to cover-up and deny UU clergy sexual misconduct as much as it thinks that it can get away with. . .
I expect* both of you, and UU Safety Net as an advocacy group, to respond in responsibility to the spirit that bloweth where it listeth between now and midnight of December 31st, 2015. I expect* UU Safety Net to take any and ALL corrective actions that ARE necessary to make UU Safety Net a trustworthy and credible advocate for victims of UU clergy misconduct, rather than an advocacy group that has all but totally "sold out" to the UUA over the last several years. I will be providing a list of actions that UU Safety Net must take in order to reestablish and restore its diminished integrity and damaged credibility as an advocate for victims of UU clergy misconduct aka clergy abuse in upcoming emails, but you have already been told in previous emails what most of my legitimate concerns are, and thus know what is required to address most of them.
For starters I expect* UU Safety Net to go on public record as being strongly opposed to the Peter Morales administration's immoral, unethical, borderline criminal, and yes. . . #BatShitCrazy Bill Cosby style clergy abuse cover-up legal bullying, to officially and publicly renounce and repudiate the brazen #BaldFacedLies that UUA Moderator Jim Key told in his all but completely worthless 2014 UUA GA "official apology" to UU clergy sexual misconduct victims that was inappropriately wedged into his first Moderator's Report to a UUA General Assembly, and to publish the legitimate comments that I have submitted to the UU Safety Net web site over the last several years which have been unjustly censored and suppressed by UU Safety Net's web site administrator, whoever that may be. . . If UU Safety Net FAILs or refuses to meet these and other perfectly reasonable demands that I will be making in the coming days, 2016 will not get off to a very good start for UU Safety Net.
Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger
* It depends upon what the meaning of the word "expect" is.
I am thrilled to bits that I was served this wonderful blunderful Chalica gift by a Montreal bailiff hired by a Montreal media lawyer acting on behalf of a Montreal Unitarian U*U on the evening of the 4th Day of Chalica December June 4th, 2014, as I was observing the 4th Day of Chalica in my own special way by protesting against the aforementioned Montreal U*U's complicity with, and even active involvement in, U*U cover-up and denial of U*U clergy abuse.
The Emerson Avenger: Media Lawyer Mark Bantey And The Unitarian Universalist Holiday Of Chalica - What's The Connection?
What better 4th Day of Chalica gift could I receive than yet another highly questionable cease and desist demand letter from a hypocritical Montreal Unitarian U*U who is trying to conceal the Truth about U*U clergy abuse, and ongoing UUA cover-up and denial thereof. . . that I can engage in a free and responsible search for the Truth and meaning of, or indeed the dearth thereof?
I had a wonderful time responding to this arrogant and aggressive cease and desist demand letter in The Emerson Avenger mode on the 6th Day of Chalica which, as you probably know, is dedicated to celebrating Unitarian Universalism's 6th Principle which calls upon U*Us to work towards the "goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all". Funny how the Montreal Gazette's so-called "Justice Reporter" Sue Montgomery, and FAR too many other U*Us, are so chronically unready, obstinately unwilling, and apparently even pathologically unable to make even a half-assed effort to try to honor and uphold U*Uism's 6th Principle, even within the context of what UUA President Peter Morales calls "a tiny, declining, fringe religion" aka The U*U Movement aka "The U*U World".
To borrow a phrase from famous U*U Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
And so it goes. . .
Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Somewhat Inadvertently Kicks UUA President Rev. Dr. Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales In His Big Fat U*U Balls. . .
"History has shown that taking an adversarial approach is not only ineffective – it can be profoundly damaging."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
I am pretty sure that recently elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the vast majority of Canadian citizens, will agree with me that comparatively recent Unitarian Universalist history has indeed shown that the immoral, unethical, borderline criminal, and yes. . . #BatShitCrazy adversarial approach that the President Rev. Dr. Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales UUA administration took against Yours Truly starting on Friday June 1st of 2012, has not only proven to be TOTALLY ineffective in its intended goal of covering-up and denying "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" engaged by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers", but it has indeed been profoundly damaging to not only Rev. Dr. Peter Morales' own personal integrity and credibility as President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, but has also been similarly damaging to the credibility and integrity of the Unitarian Universalist "religion" as a whole.
Indeed the profound damage that has already been done to the "tiny, declining, fringe religion" known as The U*U Movement can and will worsen in 2016 if UUA President Peter Morales, UUA Moderator Jim Key and their corrupt and incompetent UUA administration continue to obstinately refuse to formally withdraw the UUA's immoral, unethical, borderline criminal, and yes. . . #BatShitCrazy blasphemous libel accusation against me.