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BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists embrace reason, freedom, acceptance, love,
and the value of human diversity as guiding principles; and
WHEREAS various organizations, generally referred to as the radical right,
that combine a fundamen-talist theology with an extreme right-wing political
ideology, have allied themselves in recent years to undertake a campaign aimed
at gaining control of our public institutions, such as schools, libraries,
political parties, and governmental bodies, using tactics that obscure their
overarching philosophy and policy agenda;
WHEREAS such covert tactics subvert the open democratic process and make it
difficult for voters to recognize the underlying aims and ideals of those
promoting new policies and to challenge them; and
WHEREAS the success of such organizations is beginning to reverse progress
made toward creating equitable school and government programs that respect human
rights, reflect our multicultural herit-age, and affirm the validity of
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association goes on
record as opposing the efforts of radical-right organizations to work covertly
toward the implementation of their beliefs as public policy; and
BE IT further resolved that the Unitarian Universalist Association urges its
member congrega-tions and individual Unitarian Universalists to educate
themselves about the full agenda of organizations seeking a radical, right-wing
reshaping of society; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association urges its
member congrega-tions and individual Unitarian Universalists, working
individually and in coalition with other groups, to make every effort to
identify, expose, and challenge radical-right groups and the tactics they
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association urges its
member congregations and individual Unitarian Universalists to proclaim and
promote our principles by becoming active participants in public institutions
such as schools, libraries, political parties, and governmental
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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