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: 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

Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Public Prosecution Service Of Canada And Unitarian Universalist Clergy Abuse Cover-Up Efforts - What's The Connection?

How about this little Tweet of mine that I just posted in response to this Public Prosecution Service of Canada Tweet which was posted on International Women's Day 2019?

Public Prosecution Service of Canada works with the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal to misuse 's to suppress peaceful public protest against , and thereof...


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Saturday, March 09, 2019

Kathleen Kay Montgomery, The Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, And UUA Clergy Sex Abuse Cover-Up Efforts - What's The Connection?

How about this parody version of an old U*U World article entitled:

UUMA gives honorary membership to Kathleen 'Kay Montgomery

that I somehow only became aware of for the first time today?

Michelle Bates Deakin | 6/20/2013

T
he Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association bestowed an honorary membership on retiring UUA Executive *Vice* President Kathleen "'Kay" Montgomery at its annual business meeting Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

The UUMA recognized 'Kay Montgomery for her 30 years of service to the UUA, including 28 years helping the UUA coerce and-or intimidate victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct into silence, and conceal clergy sexual misconduct from the public in her role as executive *vice* president to four UUA presidents. The Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz, who named Montgomery executive *vice* president upon his election as UUA president in 1985, formally nominated her for the honorary status with former UUA President John A. Buehrens at his side.

UUMA members collected money to contribute toward a UUA clergy sex abuse cover-up slush fund, which includes a budget to name a Big Fat U*U Closet full of Big Fat U*U Skeletons at the UUA’s new headquarters at 24 Farnsworth Street in Boston as a fitting memorial to Kathleen 'Kay Montgomery's role in UUA clergy abuse cover-up efforts spanning almost three decades.

The UUMA also named a perpetual scholarship in 'Kay Montgomery’s honor for a minister to attend the biannual UUMA Clergy Sex Abuse Cover-Up Institute free of charge.

Finally, as the UUMA indicted Montgomery as an honorary member, the UUMA gave her a gold plated trophy in the form of the UUA's new branding logo — a statue that resembles a minister’s penis entering the vagina of a cuckolded congregant's wife, or the vagina of a teenage Tibetan refugee lured away from her family in India with promises of "a better life in America".


Thanking the ministers for the honor, 'Kay Montgomery pointed to several U*U ministers in the room whose clergy sexual misconduct she has known for decades. With a knowing smile, she added, “I may not be sending U*U clergy sex abuse victims hush money any more, but I have paid my Big Fat U*U Dues by silencing your victims and covering up your clergy sex abuse!”

The clergy gave each other knowing winks, laughed, clapped, and gave 'Kay an extended standing ovation.

With additional reporting by Christopher L. Walton and The Emerson Avenger


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May Day 2016 SPVM Police Intervention At The Unitarian Church of Montreal On U*UTube Video

For some reason I never posted these two U*UTube videos of an SPVM police intervention in my peaceful public protest against Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse cover-up outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal that took place on May Day 2016. They are well worth watching for multiple reasons.

Update March 10, 2019: I am just adding the word "video" to this blog post so that it shows up in the search results when one runs a search on:

SPVM video

in this blog's internal blog search function.

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John Gills Exposition Of The Bible And Unitarian Universalist Clergy Sex Abuse Cover-Up Legal Bullying - What's The Connection?

How about John Gill's "exposition" of Exodus 23:1 which prohibits making a false report against a person?



 
Thou shalt not raise a false report
 
Of a neighbour, or of any man whatever, either secretly by private slanders, whispers, backbiting and tale bearing, by innuendos, detracting from his good name and credit, suggesting things false and wicked concerning him; or publicly in a court of judicature, bringing a false accusation, laying a false charge, and bearing a false testimony against him: or "thou shall not receive a false report" F16; if there were not so many, that say, Report, and we will report it, that are ready to receive every ill thing of their neighbours, there would not be so many that would raise such ill things of them; everything of this kind should be discountenanced, and especially by judges in courts of judicature, who are chiefly spoken to and of in the context; these should not easily admit every charge and accusation brought; nor bear, or endure a false report, as the word also signifies, but discourage, and even punish it:


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Thursday, March 07, 2019

CLF Senior Minister Rev. Meg Riley Repeatedly Kicks "Less Than Honest" Unitarian Universalists In Their Big Fat U*U Balls!


"We need accountability and honest history is part of accountability."

"We need accountability and honest history is part of accountability."

"We need accountability and honest history is part of accountability."

"We need accountability and honest history is part of accountability."




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Sunday, March 03, 2019

Rev. Rosemary Morrison And Unitarian Universalist Interdependence With Victims Survivors Of Child Sex Abuse Committed By UUA Clergy - What's The Connection?

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Friday, March 01, 2019

Unitarian Universalist Clergy Sexual Abuse Sucks And So Does The UUA's Negligent And Complicit Reponse To Victims And Complainants

This is one of the earliest blog posts published to this blog. It clearly deals with Unitarian Universalist clergy sex abuse matters*.

Very little has changed. . .

There have even been some seriously regressive moves in comparatively recent years in my well-informed opinion.

Friday, November 04, 2005


Abusive Clergy Misconduct In The UUA and CUC


Based on my own bitter personal experience I have very serious doubts about how responsibly the Unitarian Universalist religious community, especially the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Canadian Unitarian Council, responds to abusive clergy misconduct of various kinds including, but by no means limited too. . . clergy sexual misconduct. In spite of an official "Restorative Justice" UUA Apology to past victims of clergy sexual misconduct, a so-called Safe Congregations program, and various other UUA and CUC programs, official UUMA guidelines (link updated to present version), UUMA Code of Professional Practice (dead link removed), "church" by-laws, and other "guidelines" and policies that at least try to give the appearance that Unitarian Universalists are ready, willing, and able to prevent abusive clergy misconduct, or deal responsibly with it when it actually arises there are clear indications that these fine words are effectively rendered meaningless when a UU minister actually abuses the trust, authority, and power invested in him or her.

Over the years I have heard various highly credible reports about how sexual misconduct and other forms of abusive clergy misconduct perpetrated by UU clergy, including clergy misconduct on the part of some "unmentionable" UU ministers who were, and even still are. . . top level UUA officials and publicly prominent Unitarian Universalist clergy, is tolerated, condoned, and even effectively endorsed while the victims are "left lonely, confused, afraid, angry and betrayed. Un-ministered to." In spite of all the fine words spoken and written in official apologies, UUA and CUC Safe Congregation policies and programs, and so-called Disruptive Behavior Policy, etc. etc. it seems clear that these fine words are often left by the wayside if and when abusive clergy misconduct actually occurs.

This is most certainly true of my own very well documented case that involved non-sexual psychologically and otherwise abusive clergy misconduct on the part of Rev. Ray Drennan of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. More about that later. . . Of course a free and responsible search for the truth and meaning of my own case of psychologically abusive clergy misconduct, and of course other forms of abusive clergy misconduct, in various internet search engines such as Google, Google Groups, Yahoo!, MSN Search, All The Web and other useful internet search engines will turn up no shortage of existing material in spite of ongoing efforts by various leaders of the Unitarian Universalist religious community, including but by no means limited to. . . UU clergy and UU WORLD editors, to cover-up and deny my own and other UUs' internet whistle-blowing by "memory holing" or otherwise censoring and suppressing our attempts to expose and denounce not only the abusive clergy misconduct itself but the negligent, effectively complicit, and at times outright punitive (towards he victim that is. . .) responses of the individual Unitarian Universalis churches involved, the Unitarian Universalist Association and its aptly named Ministerial Fellowship Committee, and the Canadian Unitarian Council etc.

A recent post on Rev. Scott Wells' 'Boy In The Bands' blog reassures me that my "obviously deep concerns" about ongoing UU tolerance of abusive clergy misconduct, inadequate or negligently and complicitly unenforced clergy guidelines such as the UUMA Code of Professional Practice and UUMA Guidelines for the Conduct of Ministry etc., "church" bylaws, Safe Congregations policies, and indeed Disruptive Behavior policies. . . and various other forms of protection of "sleezy (but non-criminal) clergy" (to say nothing of the possible protection of actually criminal UU clergy. . .) are well founded and need to be responsibly addressed by the Unitarian Universalist religious community.

Rev. Scott Wells says, "Current clergy guidelines and attitudes protect sleezy (but non-criminal) clergy with a veil of silence and fog of frustration." I must point out that it is not just clergy attitudes that protect "sleezy" and indeed abusive UU clergy (although I have encountered plenty of that kind of "bad attitude" from UU clergy including, most ironically, Rev. Scott Wells himself. . .) but the DIM Thinking bad attitude of UU lay leaders such as the Boards of the "churches" where the abusive clergy misconduct arises, the fellow congregants of the victim, non-clergy UUA and CUC officials and staff, such as CUC Presidents and senior editors of the UU WORLD magazine etc., who turn willfully deaf ears and willfully blind eyes towards the victims reports of abusive clergy misconduct but even attempt to actively silence the victims and ignorantly and even maliciously discredit their claims of clergy misconduct and abuse. Unitarian Universalists at all levels of the denomination, not just UU clergy but ordinary UU "church" members and UUA and CUC Presidents effectively protect "sleezy" and abusive UU clergy with a "veil of silence and fog of frustration." Unitarian Universalists from ordinary UU "church" members right up to at least one UUA President. . . engage in "victim blaming" and attempt to intimidate and threaten victims of abusive clergy misconduct into silence.

Rev. Scott Wells writes - I’ve talked with other ministers about X who somehow escapes censure and keeps a good name by skirting the edge of the rule, and in this case, I suspect past it. Certainly past what most people would consider decent. But time, effort, and hard proof are wanting.

This may be so however in the case of Rev. Ray Drennan of the Unitarian Church of Montreal who somehow escaped censure at all levels of the denomination right up until his recent "early retirement". . . I have put in plenty of time and effort to expose and denounce not only his abusive clergy misconduct but the negligent and complicit responses to my complaint by the Unitarian Church of Montreal, the Canadian Unitarian Council, the Unitarian Universalist Association and its aptly named Ministerial Fellowship Committee. There is no shortage of "hard evidence" in this particular case, on the contrary it is very well documented and I have posted most of the hard evidence onto the internet over the years, yet Rev. Ray Drennan escaped censure and indeed accountability because, to quote Rev. Brian Kopke of the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. . . "Nobody did anything." Actually UUs did plenty but they "did it" to the victim, i.e. yours truly, for daring to live up to Rev. Charles Eddis' purloined words that proclaim Unitarians "jealously guard the right to know, to speak, and to argue freely, according to conscience, within our own church and in society at large."

Rev. Scott Wells says - "There seems to also be a double standard: the more conspicuous or famous a minister, the more "liberty" is given." Which justifies the following picket signs slogans that I have displayed in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, UUA "head office" at 25 Beacon Street in Boston, and at the 2002 UUA General Assembly in Quebec City -

THE UUA AND MFC AFFIRM AND PROMOTE ABUSIVE CLERGY

Rev. Ray Drennan was most certainly "promoted", in every sense of the word. . . within the Canadian Unitarian Council and the Unitarian Universalist Association long after UUA and CUC Presidents, and other officials such as directors of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, were made fully aware of his abusive clergy misconduct which took place just days after he was officially invested as the new minister of the Unitarian Church of Montreal in November of 1995. In fact the "tin" (as in "tin-pot dictator" perhaps?) anniversary of his demeaning and abusive verbal attack on me is just days away. . . I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Rev. Ray Drennan's abusive clergy misconduct by picketing the Eastern Regional Gathering of Canadian UUs that is being hosted by the Unitarian Church of Montreal this weekend.

Rev. Scott Wells says - I don't welcome a libel case, so I won’t say more.

Which, along with "memory holing" my posts to his blog and some other things. . . makes him an active participant in the "veil of silence and fog of frustration" that continues to protect "sleezy" Unitarian Universalist ministers.

Unlike Rev. Scott Wells, I actually would welcome a libel case in order to validate the truth and meaning of my alleged "libelous" criticism of certain "unmentionable" Unitarian ministers and a certain "unmentionable" Unitarian "church" up here in Montrea. . . I have said plenty over the last decade or so and I most certainly will say much more later. . .

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The above statement certainly proved to be quite prophetic. Not only was I falsely accused of the archaic criminal act of blasphemous libel by the Unitarian Universalist Association in June of 2012, but I was also falsely accused of making "libellous statements" about Montreal Unitarian clergy abuse cover-up enabler Sue Montgomery on December 4th of 2014. As if those false accusations of "blasphemous libel" and ordinary libel weren't bad enough, Sue Montgomery rather foolishly decided to abuse the power and influence that she holds as the mayoress of Côte-des-Neiges Notre-Dame de Grâce, and her lingering influence in Montreal's journalistic community as the "retired" "Justice Reporter" of The Gazette, to bring highly questionable criminal harassment charges against me, and more recent breach of conditions charges.





* It depends upon what the meaning of the word "matters" is. . .

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