Since the newest storm concerns a proposal to radically change the way the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association is elected, I thought some of the unspoken (or less-spoken) issues should be teased apart. I’d love to hear what you have to think.
One meme goes thus: “the UUA presidential race is expensive, and so only rich candidates or good fund-raisers can afford to run.”
That’s not a bad point. The same has been said about civil politics, especially at the national level. So, if that’s really a concern, why aren’t the campaigns of the UUA financed from within the UUA itself? There’s a certain parallel with the church financing of General Assembly candidates — more practiced in the breach; so much more the loss — to see that those without the money can attend and represent their congregations.