CCUU New Orleans
What is your suggestion or idea?
It is incredible that any of this is taken seriously. Almost every line contains wording subject to multiple interpretations. The word ““Love”” is used as though anything so labeled must be accepted as realistic and desirable. Terms like ““transformation”” are meaningless – transform from what to what? Where is clear definition of what we should transform to? Terms like ““equity”” and ““justice”” are meaningless until we define them. Can I declare that if the president of the UUA has a greater income than I, then equity and justice have been violated? ON re-reading the article, I don’t find a single sentence that can’t be cited by someone to justify stupidity. The whole thing is intolerable, unnecessary, and doesn’t deserve even a pretense of respect.
What is the reason for your amendment idea?
Start all over, use only words that have clear immediate meaning. Specify rights and duties of all participants. Without use of fuzzy opportunities for controversy.
Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?
Yes. Most want to avoid making waves, and will accept whatever is presented. A relatively few are as steamed as I, and will probably leave if something like this becomes normal.