Saturday, January 23, 2010

Does Senator Scott Brown represent the Unitarian Universalists of Massachusetts?

Amnesty International is concerned that President Obama has not closed Guantanamo as promised, is covering up murder there in 2006 saying that three inmates committed suicide when in fact they were killed during torture sessions, and now Senator Scot Brown newly elected from Massachusetts has this to say during his senate campaign:

"Waterboarding is an enhanced interrogation technique; it's not torture."

Scott Brown may suffer from Moral Deficit Disorder if he believes that water boarding is not torture. How a person of good conscience can say such a thing is not understandable to a person with any moral sense.

Unitarian Universalists, like most of the world, do not believe in torture and find it offensive against God's children.

Where are the Unitarian Universalists in Massachusetts who elected such a person to represent them? It seems appalling to me. The main office of the UUA is in Boston which at one time was a Bastian of Unitarianism. What has happened in Massachusetts that their Senatorial representative is so off the moral rails? I would hope that all people of faith would speak up but especially the Unitarian Universalists in the Mecca of Unitarian Universalism.

Of course, I went to the UUA between Christmas and New Year's and it was closed up tighter than a drum when the Senatorial campaign was in full tilt so it appears that the advocate for torture was winning over voters in Massachusetts while UUs were enjoying their vacation and the shop was closed.

Who was it that said that evil prevails when good people do nothing?

3 comments:

  1. David,

    Unitarian Universalists are not that prevalent even in Massachusetts:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts#Religion

    http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/massachusetts/demographics.html

    The best available demographic data I can find says that Unitarian Universalists are 1% of the state's population.

    I doubt that 1% of the voters would have made that much of a difference here.

    Finally, there is very little that the denomination could have done in terms of partisan electoral politics -- churches and denominations are tax-exempt religious bodies and they are not supposed to endorse candidates.

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  2. "Who was it that said that evil prevails when good people do nothing?"

    The Emerson Avenger amongst others. . . although that saying is often attributed to one Edmund Burke

    BTW I could be mkistaken but didn't the UUA's "resigned" Congregational Services Director Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris and Director of Ministry Rev. Beth Miller both say that "Anally impaling people on the Statue of Liberty's torch is an enhanced humiliation technique; it's not clergy misconduct"? Or words to that effect. . .

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  3. Steve Caldwell said: "Unitarian Universalists are not that prevalent even in Massachusetts. . . The best available demographic data I can find says that Unitarian Universalists are 1% of the state's population. I doubt that 1% of the voters would have made that much of a difference here."

    Translation: Adherents of the "tiny, declining, fringe religion" known as Unitarian*Universalism aka U*Uism have vitually no political clout, no matter how much they might like to *pretend* otherwise, even in the heartland of the U*U World aka Massachusetts. Liberal Catholics almost certainly have much more political clout these days than Unitarians, even in Massachusetts. . .

    Can U*Us say Kennedy?

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