Category Archive: Sexuality

Scouting and Paranoia

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The Boy Scouts’ recent decision to maintain their exclusion of gay scouts and leaders was disappointing. Alas, it was not surprising. After a two year review, the organization decided to maintain its anti-gay policy. I know that this was particularly painful for the many Unitarian Universalists who have worked so hard to change this policy. …

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Supporting Marriage Equality

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I am proud of the way Unitarian Universalists have been leaders in the full acceptance of LGBT people. We have been leaders in the faith community on issues of gender equality. I am proud of the way we have “walked our talk” with the acceptance of LGBT clergy in our congregations. In recent years, our …

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On Women’s Rights

Summer Celebration of Choice, Germantown, MD, August 2011

I am deeply disturbed by the recent flurry of attacks on women’s rights. I am especially troubled by how religious fundamentalism is used to justify taking away rights from women. The fact is that our major religious traditions have within them both liberating visions and histories that give legitimacy to unspeakable oppression. Think for a …

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From the Road: Marriage Equality Witness in Virginia

Same sex marriage supporters gather at Arlington County courthouse.

One of the blessings of serving as UUA president is being inspired by the idealism and commitment of UU’s across the country. On Valentine’s Day I had the honor of participating in two separate public witness events advocating for marriage equality in the state of Virginia. In each case, a same sex couple that has …

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Sexuality and Religion

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We Unitarian Universalists can be proud of our long term commitment to sexual health and responsibility.  Our “Our Whole Lives” curriculum is a model.  Thousands of young people have benefited enormously from participating in it. Our “Welcoming Congregation” program has done much to build acceptance and understanding of LGBT people. However, needs change. Last year …

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