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.”
Rev Braestrup: Our bottom line is intellectual freedom combined with inclusive love.
Dogmatism and fanaticism are incompatible with our Unitarian Universalist tradition. Even ideas we think are universally accepted among us must still be open to discussion and challenge.
Individualism, exceptionalism, and mistrust of authority represent a trinity of assets, not errors, and I embrace them, Rev Rick Davis says.
If Rev. Todd Eklof is an apostate, so am I. If Rev. Richard Trudeau is worthy of censure by the board of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, so am I — indeed, I am more worthy of such censure than either of these men.