Married to the World

26 03 2013

Unitarian Church


The joke about Unitarians is that they’re where you go when you don’t know where to go. Theirs is the religion of last resort for the intermarried, the ambivalent, the folks who want a faith community without too many rules. It is perhaps no surprise that the Unitarian Universalist Association is one of the fastest-growing denominations in the country, ballooning 15 percent over the past decade, when other established churches were shrinking. Politically progressive to its core, it draws from the pool of people who might otherwise be “nones” – unaffiliated with any church at all.

But within the ranks of the UUA over the past few years, there has been some quiet unrest concerning a small but activist group that vociferously supports polyamory. That is to say “the practice of loving and relating intimately to more than one other person at a time,” according to a mission statement by Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness (UUPA). The UUPA “encourages spiritual wholeness regarding polyamory,” including the right of polyamorous people to have their unions blessed by a minister.


The UUPA has received its share of attention over the years – a PBS interview, a San Francisco Chronicle article – but mostly it has caused anguish and dissent among Unitarians. In 2007, a Unitarian congregation in Chestertown, Md., heard a sermon by a poly activist named Kenneth Haslam, arguing that polyamory is the next frontier in the fight for sexual and marriage freedom. “Poly folks are strong believers that each of us should choose our own path in forming our families, forming relationships, and being authentic in our sexuality.”

Well, we know the next letter in The Great Acronym will be related to polyamory.

Let’s just cut to the chase and do the only thing that’s right by social justice and equality as far as this issue goes:  Once a person anywhere on Earth is of legal age, he or she or heshe or it is automatically married to every other person on Earth of legal age.




5 responses

26 03 2013
Hard Right

“Once a person anywhere on Earth is of legal age, he or she or heshe or it is automatically married to every other person on Earth of legal age.”

That would be ageist.

26 03 2013

Damn. Just when I thought I had the perfect hate-free solution, someone finds some sort of -ism or -phobia with it.

Back to the reeducation camp with me.

27 03 2013

Gun found in the Antonio Santiago shooting. Groid mammy arrested for obstruction.

Hang em high.

27 03 2013

I read they found the gun in some salt water pond.

I’d love for them to be hung high, but thanks to Miller vs Alabama from last year, there’s no guarantee that the 17-yo suspect will even get a life w/o parole sentence (provided he actually did it), and the 15-yo probably will get a fixed term short of life.

27 03 2013

I doubt you heard Laura Ingram this morning, but I was able to. Lamestream conservatives still don’t get it. Yeah she talked about the Antonio Santiago shooting, and all she and her callers and guests did was drone on about “values,” and a few even said that the suspects shouldn’t be harshly punished because they were products of their bad environments. If I wasn’t in a position where doing so would have caused myself embarrassment, I would have yelled at the radio, “No genius, their bad environments are products of their bad (TNB) behavior.”

I may only be a dog, but I at least get cause and effect.

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