We have become aware that a UU minister posted a video on YouTube entitled “Don’t Trust the Fifth Principle Project!” The video accuses the founders of the Fifth Principle Project of deception. Without citing any evidence, it is alleged that the Fifth Principle Project’s purpose to reinvigorate our faith in the democratic process within our denomination is a cleverly disguised malicious conspiracy. The video asserts, again without any supporting citation, that the real intent of the Fifth Principle Project is to undermine our religious traditions and fracture our faith community.
We are disheartened that a UU minister would choose public denigration of other UU’s instead of engaging in civil debate. This behavior is wholly contrary to what we expect from our ministers. This behavior, however, confirms that a segment of our ministry has embraced a new ethos that deems principled dissent or even advocacy for UU Principles a threat that needs to be silenced. UUism is in troubled waters.
While providing a detailed response is tempting, we elect to stay focused on the big picture. The Fifth Principle Project remains committed to gathering into community Unitarian Universalists who want to reinvigorate the right of conscience and renew the democratic process in the governance of our denomination. As the author of the video correctly noted, Every Voice Deserves a Vote.
Stay tuned for the book launch announcement . . . Used to Be UU, The Systematic Attack on UU Liberalism, What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do.
The book will be available on Amazon.com.
Information will be posted on this website.
Join the Fifth Principle Project (it’s free) so you can stay connected with others who want to reinvigorate the right of conscience and renew the democratic process in the governing of our denomination.
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