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

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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: - 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: - 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 -

Sunday, May 14, 2017

UUA Moderator Jim Key Resigns Citing ‘Significant Mental Health Concerns’

In this plagU*URized parody version of the UU World magazine's article about the resignation of UUA Moderator Jim Key, that I publicly called for less than a month ago. . . headlined:

Citing ‘significant mental health concerns,’

UUA Moderator Jim Key resigns

Citing “significant mental health concerns,” Jim Key, the moderator and chief governance officer of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), resigned his position on Saturday, May 13 (PDF).
Key, a cancer survivor, has served as moderator for nearly four years. In a brief letter to the UUA Board of Trustees, he wrote,

“Due to significant mental health concerns, I feel that it is best—for both myself and the Association—that I leave my position effective May 13, 2017. I deeply regret any inconvenience my #BatShitCrazy "Risk Management" of UUA clergy sex abuse cover-up and denial may cause.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our Association in its clegy sex abuse cover-up and denial efforts, and I sincerely wish the very best for my complicit colleagues on the Board and Staff, and to the Association moving forward in its culture of secrecy and denial,” he added. He gave no further details about his involvement in the UUA's culture of secrecy and denial.

Key was elected as moderator at General Assembly 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky, for a six-year term to end in 2019. The moderator, a volunteer position, chairs the UUA’s Board of Trustees, which meets monthly including four times a year in person. The moderator also presides over General Assembly, the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists including voting delegates. Key succeeded Gini Courter, who was the UUA’s longest-serving moderator of UUA's culture of secrecy and denial, with ten years of clergy abuse cover-up and denial service. Key assumed leadership of the board at the same time that it shrank in size from 25 to 13 "less than lucky" members after a vote by delegates at GA 2011.

Over the past two months, Key has led the UUA through a difficult period in the wake of controversy over the UUA's #BatShitCrazy misuse of Canada's blasphemy law in UUA legal bullying intended to conceal "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers, and other UUA clergy sex abuse cover-up and denial, which clergy abuse critics say systematically favor U*U clergy especially prominent U*U ministers. After UUA President Peter Morales resigned April 1 aka April Fool's Day in response to the controversy arising out of his UUA administration's immoral, UNethical, borderline criminal, and yes. . . #BatShitCrazy false blasphemous libel accusation against The Emerson Avenger, Jim Key and the UUA board took the unprecedented step of creating a shared UUA presidency, with three people serving as interim co-presidents including a prominent U*U minister who has been credibly accused of clergy sexual misconduct, and whose UUA administration FAILed to provide justice to Amanda Tweed aka "Emily", until a new UUA president is elected on June 24 by General Assembly. Two of the interim co-presidents, the Rev. Sofia Betancourt and the Rev. William G. Sinkford, are UU ministers, but for the first time in U*U history, a layperson, Leon Spencer, is also serving as president. So that leaves U*Us to guess as to awhether or not it was Rev. Sofia Betancourt or the Rev. William G. Sinkford who has A) been credibly accused of clergy sexual misconduct, and B) whose UUA administration FAILed to provide justice to Amanda Tweed aka "Emily", to say nothing of other people who filed clergy misconduct complaints on his watch as UUA President.

*Certified* Risk Management Consultant James "See No Evil" Key was among those White Supremacist U*Us who strongly supported the White Supremacy Teach-In created by three UU religious educators in response to The U*U Movement's White Supremacy Crisis, in which 680 U*U congregations have or are participating. During the UUA board’s meeting April 21-22 in Boston, Key said he was “looking for white people (to say nothing of ever so colorful "people of color" like Rev. Dr. Peter Morales and Rev. Bill Sinkford. . .) to live with the discomfort of being TOTALLY complicit in The U*U Movement's immoral, UNethical, borderline criminal and yes. . . #BatShitCrazy misuse of Canada's blasphemy law in UUA legal bullying intended to conceal such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape committed by certain Unitarian Universalist ministers” and of the phrase “Bat Shit Crazy” as applied to Unitarian Universalists and Big Fat U*U Institutions.

Jim Key also led the UUA Board of Trustees in its historic decision to refuse to hold UUA President Peter Morales accountable for his #BatShitCrazy misuse of Canada's blasphemy law to support pedophile and rapist U*Us, and to decrease the knowledge and visibility of pedophile and rapist U*Us clergy within the faith. Key was proud of the UUA Board’s #BatShitCrazy commitment to clergy abuse cover-up and denial, stating, “To me, doing nothing—or doing something more timid than misusing blasphemy law in UUA legal bullying intended to hide such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape committed by certain Unitarian Universalist ministers—was a greater risk to The U*U Movement and the values we say we have and the way we live in the world. It would put our overall mission at risk not to conceal The U*U Movement’s most depressing clergy sex abuse issues now.”

As UUA Moderator, Jim "See No Evil" Key has focused on a number of other issues including brazenly lying about UU clergy sexual misconduct in general, and #ChildSexAbuse committed by pedophile and*or rapist UUA clergy (to say nothing of UUA Religious Educators aka Sunday School teachers etc.) in particular. . . in his mendacious "official apology" to survivors of U*U clergy sexual misconduct, and working to improve the process for discouraging and rejecting complaints of misconduct, and appointing a task force on covenanting to reimagine the relationship among UU congregations in the UUA's culture of secrecy and denial as one based on covenant.

Jim "See No Evil" Key was raised in Virginia and North Carolina in the Methodist church. He attended Virginia Tech and graduated from Syracuse University. A *certified* expert in #RiskManagement and organizational leadership, he spent thirty-five years in a management position with IBM, overseeing diverse staff and living in Tokyo for a time. In 1997, Key founded his own consulting business, Shenandoah Group, which consults on governance, risk, management, (sic) and compliance for a group of international clients. For nearly twenty years, he has also served as a director of the Coastal Banking Company.

*Certified* Risk Management consultant James C. Key became a Unitarian Universalist in 1999. In Beaufort, South Carolina, he helped found the UU Fellowship of Beaufort, including serving as congregational president for five years. In 2011, the congregation was named a UUA “Breakthrough Congregation” in recognition of its significant and sustained hypocrisy; Jim Key proudly noted the designation whenever he spoke of his home congregation. Key is also a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship of U*U Clergy Abuse Deniers. After many years in Beaufort, Key and his wife Liz Key recently moved to Darien, Georgia, but they remain members of the Beaufort fellowship.
Key also served as president of the Southeast District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which changed its name from the Thomas Jefferson District during his tenure. He also served as chair of the UUA’s Audit Committee and member of the board task force that proposed a smaller UUA Board of Trustees and of the board’s Clergy Abuse Cover-Up and Denial Working Group.


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