Jess (Jess’s Journal) picked up on a thoughtless — but I don’t think malicious — description of Unitarian Universalism at the new UUA.org site that included the line “Unitarian Universalism is not a Christian religion.” None of the other religious options within Unitarian Universalism were ruled out. Needless to say, a bunch of Unitarian Universalist Christian ministers kept the Interwebs a buzz for a few days. What do we do? What do we say? Why is this still happening. Independently, but almost simultaneously, a bunch of us wrote in, as we later revealed. Our objections were heard and honored and the text is scheduled for a change.
Problem solved, case closed.
The how long question nags. Several years ago, that meant, “How long would Christians in the UUA be sidelined?” Today, all it takes is a bit of gumption and things can change; this might have always been true.
But today, with increasingly decentralized Internet communication and the name recognition this brings, editorial control for Unitarian Universalism is now much wider than the UUA staff and a few independent (but low circulation) periodicals. The emerging “how long” question is “how long will it be before an outsider won’t necessarily go to UUA.org first?”