Groundhog Day And Unitarian Universalist Clergy Sexual Misconduct aka Clergy Sex Abuse - What's The Connection?
I first associated Groundhog Day with "the Deep Dark Shadow Cast By ALL Forms Of UU Clergy Misconduct" in this email that I sent to UUA President Rev. Dr. Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, just over two months before I descended from Montreal to Boston to protest against U*U clergy abuse of all kinds during the April 2010 meeting of the UUA Board of Trustees. For various reasons I decided to keep my protest minimal and attend the April 2010 UUA Board of Trustees meeting instead, so that I could personally and directly share some of my concerns about serious problems with the UUA's policies and procedures for handling clergy misconduct complaints so that these U*U problems could be corrected. Almost six years later, the problems that I brought to the attention of ALL UUA Trustees and ALL UUA leaders who were present at the April 2010 UUA Board meeting have yet to be corrected.
Two year ago, on Groundhog Day 2014, I reimagined Groundhog Day as 'Revealing The Shadow Of Unitarian Universalist Clergy Misconduct Day'. It seems that this "reimagining" of Groundhog Day may be catching on with *certain* Unitarian Universalists. This morning, soon after I poked my head out of my burrow in Montreal, it came to my attention that the UUA's Church Of The Larger Fellowship's 'Daily Compass' blog post for Groundhog Day 2016 says the following. . .
Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow today, that he will be scared back into his hole, leaving us with six more weeks of winter. That’s a long time to hide from yourself.
In June of 2014, during his first Moderator's Report to a General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, UUA Moderator Jim "See No Evil" Key aka *Certified* Risk Management Consultant James C. Key actually had the unmitigated gall to try to Deny, Ignore & Minimize U*U clergy sexual misconduct as much DIM Thinking as he thought he could get away with in what was supposed to be a second UUA "institutional apology" to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct. Jim Key's "official apology" contains #BaldFacedLies about UU clergy sexual misconduct, but the most egregious bald faced lie that UUA Moderator Jim Key uttered in his worthless "apology" was,
"There were NO incidents of abuse of children or elders in my investigations."
This is a work in progress and will be updated and expanded through the day.
Update: Today was busier than expected. This blog post may be updated & expanded over the next few days.