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Who Owns U?

The schism within Unitarian-Universalism continues to deepen. The UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) has now sunk to a new low. You’ll find the details in last Sunday’s sermon by Todd Eklof; you can listen to it here, but for the benefit … Continue reading

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The Politics of Naughty

Recently I read an article about how some museums and galleries are removing from their walls the work of R. Crumb. Crumb got started in the Sixties, and by today’s standards — or by any standard — some of his … Continue reading

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Is U or Ain’t U U?

Regular readers of this space will recall my posts, over the past couple of years, discussing a controversy that is roiling (in some small way) the Unitarian Universalist denomination. I’ve been a member of the local UU church for the … Continue reading

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The Last Word (I Promise!)

By now I’m thoroughly fed up with the back-and-forth on Todd Eklof’s book The Gadfly Papers. Eklof himself has been besmirched by the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association, and without a clear explanation as to why they censured him. His critiques … Continue reading

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The UU Titanic Hits Its Iceberg

To be honest, Unitarian Universalism isn’t a Titanic. It’s more of a dinghy. But I couldn’t resist the metaphor. Regular readers of this space may recall that back in June I posted the first of several articles (“Shut Up! You’re … Continue reading

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Who Are You, Really?

I’m still trying to grapple with the attacks on Reverend Todd Eklof and his book The Gadfly Papers. In late June an Open Letter was released deploring the book. The Open Letter has now been signed by more than 400 … Continue reading

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Hoping for Clarification

As I noted last month, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) has issued an official letter of censure against Reverend Todd Eklof. My earlier post contains the entire text of the letter, together with my comments on it. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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The Sleep of Reason

Sometimes I have to think about things for a while, in a vague and disorganized way, before what’s bugging me snaps into focus. As I’ve continued to mull over the controversy within which the Unitarian Universalist community has lately become … Continue reading

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Do I Hear the Fat Lady Singing?

No, it’s not over. (And in case you think my headline is an insult to people who are carrying around some extra body weight, perhaps I should explain that I was being deliberately ironic in running that risk. See how … Continue reading

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The Perils of Advocacy

Chris Rothbauer’s critique of The Gadfly Papers (it’s on medium.com; your search engine can find it) was recommended to me by a member of my local Unitarian Universalist congregation. She hasn’t read Eklof’s book, but she read Rothbauer. On that … Continue reading

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