Oh, to be Unitarian Universalist! Bill Maher was no doubt inspired by Stephen Colbert’s admiration for Unitarian Universalism’s insistence on the the worth and dignity of every person when he remarked that by election Tuesday Mitt Romney was likely to come out as a, “staunchly pro-gay Unitarian, who hates corporations, is proud of his Latino heritage and doesn’t want old white men telling him what he can’t do with his vagina.” Sounds like a likeable Mitt, anyway. Read the story on Politico here.
UUism on the Colbert Report Stephen Cobert brought his steely regard to bear on Unitarian Universalism in a segment about evangelical Christian minister Billy Graham removing Mormonism from his list of “cults” after his endorsement of Mitt Romney. Colbert goes on to expound about other religious groups that Graham considered cults, including, “Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, the Unification Church, Unitarians, Spiritists, Scientologists, and others.” He sarcastically describes “the dangerous Unitarians” with rules “so loose that their three sacred texts are the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Free to Be You and Me.” The clip where UUism was mentioned is available here. Begin watching at around the 3 minute mark to get the full context of…
This year the Standing on the Side of Love campaign, the UUA’s interfaith social justice project to harness the power of love, sponsored a video contest which attracted some very powerful and meaningful expressions of love and courage. This year’s winner is Elliot Cennamo, a young adult from Columbus, Ohio who attends the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus. More information about the contest and its winners is available here. Click here to check out Elliot’s awesome video “Stand With Love”:
“The Doctrine of Discovery: The True Story of the Colonization of the United States of America” is a new fourteen-minute video, for adults, young adults, older children, and youth, that invites the viewer to follow clues to how the Doctrine of Discovery is embedded in the cultural and historical narrative of the United States. Discover why our immigration justice partners in Arizona asked us to learn this history and join them as allies calling for the repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery.
This year’s Youth Caucus Deans have prepared a video message, inviting all UU youth to come to this year’s General Assembly. Check it out here! For more information on 2012 Justice General Assembly, visit the GA Project for Youth and Young Adults!
The Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings has produced an online video Introduction to Gender and Sexual Orientation for Youth.