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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mouvement Action Justice And Unitarian Universalist Censorship And Suppression Of Freedom Of Speech - What's The Connection?

How about the fact that, while I was protesting against Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse and related censorship and suppression of my freedom of speech yesterday, outside the Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Lachine, four members of Mouvement Action Justice were also protesting the censorship and suppression of my free speech by "Totalitarian Unitarians" outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal?

So there were actually two protests outside two different Unitarian Universalist churches on the island of Montreal yesterday. It seems that the deeply misguided, and shamefully cynical and hypocritical, efforts of Montreal Unitarians to suppress my peaceful public protest outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal are not quite working out as they had planned. . .

It is my understanding that Mouvement Action Justice president Hadj Zitouni would like MAJ to hold protests outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal twice a month, and that he would like to organize at least one large protest with 20-50 people protesting. Time will tell how things work out, but I am certainly happy that Mouvement Action Justice has held two protests against the suppression of my free speech outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal and may well hold several more in the coming months and years. . .



«Parce qu'une injustice faite à un seul est une injustice faite à tous.»


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Oprah Winfrey Unitarian Universalist Sex Slavery And Child Sex Abuse - What's The Connection?

How about a Bing search for: rev. mack mithchell criminal conviction?

which led to this Phayul.com republishing of a MetroWestDailyNews.com article by Lisa Gentes that was published almost 14 years ago on Monday, September 26, 2005, and headlined:


Oprah' to retell disturbing tale of minister's raping of teens


MetroWestDailyNews.com [Monday, September 26, 2005 21:31]
By Lisa Gentes

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is revisiting the case of Mack W. Mitchell, the ousted Unitarian minister convicted and jailed in the early '90s of raping a Tibetan teen -- one of three young women he brought to the United States from refugee camps under the guise of a new life in America.

Carly Ubersox, spokesman for Harpo Productions, said Oprah interviewed Phuntsok Meston at a Chicago studio last week.

The show's theme is children being sold into sexual slavery, according to Ubersox. A broadcast date has not been set.

Meston is the only one of the three girls who testified against Mitchell, now 69. He had lived on Crawford Street in Northborough and was the pastor of Unitarian churches in Westborough and Northborough.

Mitchell's story made headlines in 1992, when he was accused of bringing three Tibetan teens from refugee camps to live in his Northborough farmhouse under the pretext of saving them from poverty, educating them and introducing them to a new life in the United States.

Instead, he was charged with raping and molesting them. He later was convicted and served prison time.

Before being convicted and sentenced to prison, Mitchell told his congregants he had married one of the teens, who was 17 at the time. Meston is not the young woman Mitchell claimed to have married.

Ubersox would not comment on how Oprah heard of the local story, but the show did request archive articles from the MetroWest Daily News.

Singer Ricky Martin and TV reporter Christiane Amanpour are also part of the show, Ubersox said. Martin is president of the Ricky Martin Foundation, which advocates for stopping child slavery, and Amanpour has covered the topic for CNN.

Meston's husband, Daja Meston, said his wife was not ready to speak to the media but confirmed she had an interview with the "Oprah" show on Wednesday.

"We're just not ready to (speak) yet," he said in a telephone interview from his Auburndale home. "I think there will be time down the road, but we're just not ready yet."

Meston, along with her cousins Tsering Lha and Passang Tsering, were all alleged victims of the pastor.

Mitchell could not be reached for comment.Based on the testimony of Phuntsok Meston, Mitchell was convicted in June 1992 and served time at MCI-Concord.

He had been sentenced to 10-20 years in state prison after being convicted of two counts each of rape, unnatural rape, and indecent assault and battery, according to a July 1992 Daily News article.

Mitchell was released from prison in 1995, a spokesman for the state Department of Correction said. In January 1992, a Worcester County grand jury indicted him on 20 counts of rape, five counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, and one count of assault and battery, according to old news reports.

A second alleged victim, Lha, the cousin of the victim who put Mitchell behind bars, would not testify in court. Those charges of rape and assault and battery were then dropped.

In 1992, the Unitarian Universalist Association removed Mitchell from his duties as pastor.

"On Nov. 18, 1992, the UUA's Ministerial Fellowship Committee held a formal hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming a minister and voted to remove Mack Wallace Mitchell from ministerial fellowship," said Janet Hayes, information officer of Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston.

Former MetroWest Daily News columnist Tom Moroney covered the story in 1992.

His coverage began as a column on how Mitchell was writing a newsletter from his prison cell and charging subscribers $15 a year. Once his column was published, Department of Correction officials ordered Mitchell to stop writing the newsletter, called "The Prison Years."

That column eventually led to Moroney's three-part series, "Faith Betrayed," on the imprisoned former minister, including interviews with a group of five congregation members who blew the whistle on the pastor, and one of the victims, whom he referred to by a pseudonym of Pema.

In 1992, Pema, who was brought to Northborough in 1985 from a Tibetan refugee camp in India, had testified Mitchell began raping her when she first arrived. She was 16.

She told Moroney in an interview that Mitchell raped her at night, leaving the bed where he slept with his then wife, sometimes tying her arms to the bedpost.

"It was so compelling, I knew it wasn't a column," Moroney said last week.

"It was a series about these people who looked up to the minister and discovered that he was a rapist and trafficker," said Moroney, who wrote for the News for more than a decade.

"I'll never forget this story," said Moroney, now co-host of "Simply Put," a political talk show on the Bloomberg Radio Network. "He'd go over to refugee camps and convince these fathers of these girls...and convince them that he'd take them to the U.S. and give then a new life."

"It was a 'great' story (in the sense) that it was all under cover, under the seemingly pillar of smalltown life," Moroney said.

He recalled the former minister as a "smooth character," a former town official, who got manicures and drove a fancy sports car. "He would never talk to me," Moroney said.

"It was one of the biggest stories I've covered," he said. "On the surface, everything seemed OK. This man came across as a real hero in some ways. But behind closed doors, he was a maniac, an evil person."

Lisa Gentes can be reached at 508-490-7461 or lgentes@cnc.com.
I have chosen to republish this complete "old news" article here myself, with some additional embedded links, so that Unitarian Universalists, or anyone else, may engage in a free and responsible search for its Truth and meaning, and compare it with "less than honest" sanitized reports about Rev. Mack Wallace Mitchell's sexual exploitation and indeed forcible rape of teenage Tibetan refugees who he lured away from their families in India with promises of "a better life in America".

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Reverend Todd Eklof's Gadfly Papers And Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation In Lachine Quebec - What's The Connection?

How about this truncated initial U*UTube video of today's protest against Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse, and other U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy outside the Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation aka LUUC in Lachine, Québec?

The full playlist of all 8 videos documenting today's protest may be seen here.



I brought up the scandal-controversy arising out of Rev. Todd F. Eklof's 'The Gadfly Papers' later in my protest in this U*UTube video.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Rev. Todd Eklof Viciously Kicks Fascist Unitarian Universalist Group Thinkers In Their Big Fat U*U Balls!

At 25 minutes in to this U*UTube video of Rev. Todd Eklof's historic U*U sermon condemning Fascist Unitarian Universalist Group*Think at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane on Sunday June 30th, 2019.

"I'm talking about the rise of fascism and group think in American society, especially as it is manifesting on the far left. I have long considered myself about as left as liberals come, but that's not true any more. Not because I've become more conservative, but because the fringe to the left of me has become SO extreme it's just about come round right. . . It now resembles creedalism, given its obsession with the purification of language, dogmatism with its refusal to permit dissenting voices, and fundamentalism with its readiness to demonize anyone who disagrees."


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Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday The 13th And Unitarian Universalist Clergy Sex Offenders - What's The Connection?

Can U*Us say convicted sex offender Rev. Ronald Eugene Robinson?

Taking a cue from this decade old The Emerson Avenger blog post I just re-ran a Friday the 13th themed Google search for:

Unitarian*Universalists on "Friday The 13th"

and this David Gee blog post titled:

‘Red Pill’ Minister Gets Almost 5 Years in Prison for Child Porn

was found in the middle of the first page of search results.




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Saturday, September 07, 2019

Rev. Munro Sickafoose Of The Unitarian Congregation Of Taos Viciously Kicks The UUMA Board And Executive In Their Big Fat U*U Balls!

In this comment that the Rev. Munro Sickafoose of the Unitarian Congregation of Taos, New Mexico, posted in response to this UUMA Facebook post about the UUMA Board and Executive's censure of the Rev. Todd Eklof for his rather pesky book 'The Gadfly Papers':


This is a shameful document that will be remembered as (a) low point in our history! Orthodoxy by fiat is not the UU way.

This censure does not represent me and many other ministers - and I believe the signers are in violation of UUMA covenants in ways far more egregious than anything Rev. Eklof did.

Apparently the 4th Principle is now a bludgeon to silence dissenting opinions. And this censure does not honor one of the sources that inspires and guides many of our congregations: Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.

If our leadership can't affirm and promote our values, principles, and sources, perhaps they should resign and make room for those who will.

And having said that, I offer the signers the chance to come back into covenant with our guidelines, our principles, and our traditions.

They might start with an apology to Rev. Efklof and the withdrawal of this travesty of a document. And then start listening and trying to address the real issues dividing us instead of spinning, shaming, and silencing.



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UUMA Censure Of Rev. Todd Eklof For 'The Gadfly Papers' And Unitarian Universalist Clergy Sex Abuse Including Rape - What's The Connection?

How about this comment by one April Lee that she posted in response to this UUMA Facebook post about how "the UUMA Elected Board of Trustees and Executive Team issued a public letter of censure to the Rev. Todd Eklof, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane."

"UUMA issues a formal censure of Rev. Eklof

for writing a book with which you disagree,

but not for UU ministers who have been

found guilty of sexual abuse and even rape?!!"


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The Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association's Censure Of Rev. Todd Eklof And UUA Clergy Abuse - What's The Connection?

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Thursday, September 05, 2019

UUA Vice President Carey McDonald Viciously Kicks Former UUA Executive Vice President Kathleen Kay Montgomery In Her Big Fat U*U Balls!

In this quotable quote that I have quoted from this UU World Media Roundup blog post about UUA Executive Vice President Carey McDonald's response to this Spokesman's Review newspaper report about Rev. Todd Eklof's distribution of his book 'The Gadfly Papers' during the Unitarian Universalist Association's 2019 General Assembly in Spokane Washington:

"As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm that

many perspectives can provide wisdom,

and also that we must take responsibility

for the impact of our words."





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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Rev. Todd Eklof's 'The Gadfly Papers' And Unitarian Universalist Clergy Abuse - What's The Connection?

This morning I decided to run a Google search for:

"Robin Edgar" UNitarian clergy abuse

to see what would show up in the search results.

The upper case N in "UNitarian" was a typo, but it works. . .


I was somewhat surprised to see that a Rev. Scott Wells' blog post about the controversy arising out of Spokane Washington Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Todd Eklof distributing his book 'The Gadfly Papers' during the 2019 UUA GA posted on June 23rd showed up on the fourth page of search results. I does so because a comment on the blog post in question posted by ChaliceChick aka Suzyn Smith Webb concludes thusly:

"I’m kinda tempted to write a post explaining all of this in nerdy detail but giving this neither heat nor light seems like ultimately the best approach, as it was with UUism’s last self-declared Gadfly from Canada."

And is responded to by one Lisa deGruyter thusly:

"I don’t see the parallel with Robin Edgar. I downloaded and read it last night, and I think explaining one’s objections in nerdy detail is exactly what needs to be done, rather than attempting to dismiss or ignore his points. That has been the essence of liberal religion – and as Karen says, a refusal to engage justifies his criticism (just as invoking white fragility to shut down discussion does.) And I think he has underestimated the impact that the last two years have had on lay people in congregations."



Apparently Suzyn Smith Webb aka ChaliceChick is blissfully unaware of just how much "heat and light" hot-headed Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse cover-up enablers have devoted to The Emerson Gadly over the last two years, to say nothing of the last two decades. . .

I am not aware of whether or not Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof addresses the issue of Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse, or the past and ongoing cover-up and denial of U*U clergy sex abuse, in 'The Gadfly Papers', but it would be interesting to read what he might have to say about *those* issues. . .

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Friday, August 16, 2019

CTV News Basem Boshra Ex-Gazette Managing Editor And Unitarian Universalist Clergy Abuse Cover-Up And Denial - What's The Connection?

How about this little Tweet of mine about how Basem Boshra, former Managing Editor of The Gazette, and now CTV Montreal's digital news guy according this little Tweet of Steve Faguy aka Fagstein, is not a "good guy" in my Charter protected opinion because, in his capacity as Managing Editor of The Gazette, Basem Boshra was*is responsible for aiding and abetting Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse cover-up and denial by publishing all kinds of misleading BS about the bogus charge that former Montreal Gazette "Justice Reporter" Sue Montgomery somehow persuaded The Crown to bring against me in a desperate effort silence my public criticism of her complicity in Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse cover-up and denial by preventing me from asking her questions at city council meetings and, as an added bonus, to help the "tiny, declining, fringe religion" known as Unitarian Universalism keep its clergy abuse problem hidden from the public, suppressing my peaceful public protest against Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse, which includes but is not limited to "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape", outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal?


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Saturday, August 03, 2019

Gazette "Journalist" Allison Hanes And Unitarian Universalist Clergy Sex Abuse Cover-Up And Denial - What's The Connection?

How about this little Tweet of mine just for starters?


Not to mention this little Tweet of mine that was sent to Allison Hanes over six years ago on March 6, 2013.


Or how about this quite prophetic Tweet that I sent to Allison Hanes over seven years ago on April 19, 2012?


All of the above Tweets, to say nothing of various other Tweets that were sent to the attention of The Gazette's Allison Hanes, are proof positive that Montreal Gazette "city columnist" Allison Hanes was, and still is. . . well aware of why I am protesting against Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse (which includes what the UUA's Canadian attorney, Stikeman Elliott Barristers & Solicitors defamation lawyer Maitre Marc-André Coulombe, describes as "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape"), as well as the past and ongoing cover-up and denial of Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse, outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal for well over twenty years now. This then begs the question as to why there is not the slightest mention of the reasons for my peaceful public protest outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal in this "Yellow Journalism" aka #FakeNews written by Allison Hanes, and no doubt approved for publication by The Gazette's Editor In Chief Lucinda Chodan and The Gazette's Managing editor Basem Boshra. . .

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

The UU Humanist Association And Unitarian Universalist Willful Ignorance About UU Child Sex Abuse - What's The Connection?

How about this comment* that I just posted in response to this post about the destructive effect of ignorance that UU Humanist Association posted to its Facebook page?

Speaking of such destructive ignorance, you might find this educational and entertaining U*UTube video of some interest. . .

#UnitarianUniversalist #ChildSexAbuse #CoverUp #denial #willfulignorance


 



* I *was* going to provide a link to the comment in question, but the "moderator" of the UU Humanist Association's Facebook page deleted it aka "memory holed" it before I could finish writing this blog post. . . Thankfully I took some screenshots proving that that my comment was successfully posted, if only for a matter of minutes. . .

The ignorance.

The ignorance. . .





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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Rev. Meg Barnhouse Viciously Kicks Corpse-Cold Unitarian UUA Moderator Jim Key In His Big Fat U*U Balls!

In this Rev. Meg Barnhouse quotation:

“The truth is interesting, but too much truth can be awkward and embarrassing.”

that I just read in this UU World magazine article by Rev. Meg Barnhouse titled:

 
You just sit in a chair and write, right?



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Thursday, July 11, 2019

CRARR Center for Research-Action on Race Relations And Privileged White Clergy Abuse Cover-Up Enabler Sue Montgomery - What's The Connection?

Montreal's Center for Research Action on RaceRelations (CRARR) posted a link to The Gazette's most recent report about how Montreal Unitarian clergy abuse cover-up enabler, and Côte-des-Neiges Notre-Dame de Grâce mayor(ess) Sue Montgomery is seeking to appeal my rightful acquittal from the bogus criminal harassment accusations that she somehow persuaded the SPVM to arrest me for during the December 11, 2017, Montreal city council meeting, and Quebec Crown prosecutors to charge me with on January 3, 2018, to its Facebook page yesterday. There is no commentary whatsoever in CRARR's Facebook post, so it is not clear why they posted it.
 
Here is the comment that I just posted in response to CRARR's Facebook post with some additional links embedded in it for those who seek background information:


Thank you CRARR for posting this most recent Gazette article about how a "less than ethical" Montreal politician is abusively misusing Canada's criminal harassment law to silence a vocal critic, and to suppress my Charter guaranteed right to engage in peaceful public protest against Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal. An Opinion Editorial written by Sue Montgomery's former colleague at The Gazette, Allison Hanes, quotes Montreal Unitarian and CDN-NDG mayoress Sue Montgomery as saying:

“I’m a person of privilege. I’m a white, professional woman and a public figure,” Montgomery said. “But what about other women? What does your average woman have to do?”

I couldn't agree more. . .

Montreal Unitarian clergy abuse cover-up enabler Sue Montgomery is indeed, as per her own words. . . a Privileged White Woman, and a public figure, who was able to persuade the SPVM to have me arrested for alleged criminal harassment precisely because she is a Privileged White Woman, the mayor(ess) of Côte-des-Neiges Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and Valérie Plante's recently appointed Deputy Mayor at the time she was able to get me arrested on a bogus criminal charge in order to place release conditions on me that not only prevented me from coming to city council meetings to ask her "tough questions" about her complicity in Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse cover-up and denial, but also to continue to participate in UU clergy abuse cover-up by forcing an end to my protest outside the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal.

But, as Sue asks, what about *other* women?

What does your *average* woman have to do?

Montreal Unitarian clergy abuse cover-up enabler Sue Montgomery should be utterly ashamed of misusing Canada's criminal harassment law to prevent me from exposing her shameful role in Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse cover-up and denial, but apparently Sue Montgomery is utterly shameless. . .

The videos of Sue Montgomery's attempt to get me arrested for alleged breach of conditions on Sunday March 18th, 2018, may be viewed here:


I invite all members of CRARR to responsibly view the video evidence from start to finish, to determine for themselves if Quebec Court judge Flavia Longo "relied on stereotypes", or if she very reasonably relied on what the video evidence clearly showed, a completely fearless, but more than a little bit imperious and contemptuous. . . Privileged White Woman very determinedly going out of her way to try to provoke me by repeatedly kicking and throwing my picket signs protesting against Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse cover-up into the street.. . .

One more time. . .

What about *other* women?

What does your *average* woman have to do?

There are any number of other women, average women, who lack Sue Montgomery's "White Privilege", and her political power and influence, who have had their legitimate complaints of genuine criminal harassment willfully ignored, or unjustly dismissed, by SPVM police officers, to say nothing of "The Crown".

What about those women?





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