It’s getting hard to keep up with Robin Edgar. After his summer hiatus, where his sparse blog posts consisted of noting a Google hit here or there (important to him, yet we still fail to see how it matters), he seems to feel the need to pound out post after post on “The Emerson Avenger” as if to make up for lost time. Or, let loose all his pent-up rage.
He’s accusing one UU blogger of plagiarism for using a rather well-worn phrase. Not to mention lashing out at the “Standing on the Side of Love” campaign for allegedly refusing “to stand on the side of love for ALL victims of U*U clergy misconduct” (namely, him); because of this “refusal” he has deemed it fit, once again, to accuse the UUA to be supporting clergy misconduct.
Robin Edgar just does not get it. This is not about refusing to address clergy misconduct. This is about refusing to waste time with a one man’s histrionic and self-centred need to be at the centre of attention.
We don’t expect Robin Edgar to get the hint any time soon. We would hope, however, that UUs get the hint that nothing they do will placate this man. They need to stop giving him a forum, and stop responding to him. Keep an eye on him, yes. Absolutely! There is no telling when this individual will cross the line and decide that his abusive and over-the-top verbiage will not be enough, and he will feel the need to take “direct action” of an even more destructive nature.