#286 | Bill Jordan | Restore "Right of Conscience"

Submission 286
Bill Jordan
Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron (Fairlawn, OH) 6733

What is your suggestion or idea?

Restore the ““right of conscience”” to its rightful place among the primary statements of principle or value. I

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

The right of conscience is, after all, surely the central value of of UUism, following closely from the First Principle. It should be stated as a value/principle, as well as included in the reference to Freedom of Belief. Michael Servetus must be rolling in his grave at this demotion of the principle for which he died.

Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?

Not with the congregation as a whole. We have been prevented from having discussion about anything that might undermine or question the proposed revisions to Article II. Yes, I have discussed with these issues with fellow UUs, who share my concern.