If UU leaders are concerned with ridding the religion of the tools of oppression, they should start by rejecting top-down dogma.
We’re in the belief business. And, if I may say so, luxury beliefs are and always have been our market niche.
Using logic isn’t necessarily racist any more than using ships or roadways is racist, though both were used in the slave trade.
We are to imagine UU congregations as not only ignorant of their “lack of readiness” but also “resistant” to learning anything about it.
I choose to listen to the stones telling stories of the ebb and flow of religious freedom, the tragedy of living for love and the faith that keeps us telling these stories. Part of my central myth, my reason for ministry is a deep faith that truth emerges in dialog.
Justice Louis Brandeis, said the way to respond to offensive speech in a democracy is “more speech, not enforced silence.”