I’m a Religious Liberal and served on the boards of two UU Churches. I’ve had it though and not so much over opinions as much as the inability to examine opinions.
If you question “Marriage Equality”, you’re a hater.
If you suggest Human Life might begin at conception, OMG you’ve touched the third-rail of Unitarian Universalism questioning a Women’s unfettered right to abort her child. You’re male, well, your opinion not worth considering (not to mention the hate mail sent your way).
I’ve had hate mail from UU Clergy on both (and then there was Iraq…nasty mail there too).
I gave ‘em up.
Below via WaPo h/t Althouse on UUism refusing to deal with the logical outcome of Marriage Equality: Polygamy and Polyamory.
The debate also makes the whole denomination look silly. “Unitarian Universalism is so broad-minded that it has become flat-headed,” Michael Durall, then an editor of a UUA magazine (he no longer works with UUA groups), wrote in 2004. “This is an abdication of leadership leaving Unitarian Universalism vulnerable to ridicule. Jay Leno would have a field day with this one. Do we truly want to send the message to children, youth (especially!) and adults that having multiple sexual relationships is condoned by UU churches?”
The problems deeper than becoming objects of ridicule Michael Durall. The problem is what to make of a faith that can’t examine its own ethics without recourse to Bulverism?