Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
The Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a congregation of religiously diverse people choosi
Join us on Sunday May 7 at 10:30am to celebrate both MUUF's 64th Anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the Flower Communion that celebrates unity within diversity. Rev. Fred's sermon title is "Nature's Rebuke." ... See MoreSee Less
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May 1, 2023
Florida Unitarian Universalist Clergy Call on Gov. DeSantis to End Religious Persecution
Nineteen clergy of the Florida Unitarian Universalist Minister’s Association [FUUMA] sent an open letter to Gov. DeSantis stating his recent laws and mandates prevent their members from practicing their faith values in supporting their transgender and non-binary members to receive life affirming medical care.
Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association recently said, “As Unitarian Universalists, we deeply believe that diversity of sexuality and gender is a gift. We unequivocally uplift and support all the trans and non-binary people in our lives, our congregations, and communities.” The expansion of the ‘don’t say gay’ law threatens the lives of our same gender parents and our LGBTQ children to be who they are in schools.
These laws also target Unitarian Universalist values on race. Unitarian Universalists teach our members the history of injustice within Western Civilization from the Doctrine of Discovery to the “school-to-prison pipeline”. Our faith calls us to dismantle white supremacy culture in all its forms so we can do better in living this nation’s aspiration of justice for all.
Clergy of FUUMA see these laws and mandates as persecution of our trans and nonbinary beloveds and a direct infringement on our ability to practice our religion's core values and principles. ... See MoreSee Less
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Yes and thank you again so much!