#415 | Annette Skellenger | "Individual's right of conscience"

Submission 415
Annette Skellenger
Granite Peak UU Congregation (Prescott, AZ) 2026

What is your suggestion or idea?

Section C-2.5. – ““individual’s right of conscience”” – replace

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

I am not familiar with the phrase. When I tried to research it it seems to have a wide variety of meanings; including use in federal statutes to describe protection for health care providers. Even after researching the phrase I can only surmise what is meant here. Not only is the phrase confusing and therefore unhelpful, the loftiness of the use of it seems exclusionary. It seems like a buzz phrase that only highly educated insiders can understand.

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

I have talked informally with approximately 10 congregants who agree with this recommendation. No time has been scheduled for the congregation as a whole to discuss the proposal.