Unitarian Universalism won’t stop its membership decline by retreating into the comfortable impulse to conformity that is traditional to religion. Individualism is not the disease of our time.
Unitarian Universalism, while it claims to have no creed, has in fact settled into a bland version Christianity, with a little Judaism thrown in now and then, with little but assertions of acceptance for the rest of the human experience. Unitarian Universalist congregations are not only lacking in diversity, they’re lacking in energy.
A fair number of Americans are justifying marriage discrimination against gay and lesbian people by making references to their religious beliefs. Take fundamentalist Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who recently sent this message to sympathetic Maine churches from his post in Washington, DC,