Poly and UU: Where's the Connection?
(Four people who never made the Famous UUs list)
I've weighed in at several other UU bloggers' polyamory discussions, but one point I've tried to make seems to be getting lost elsewhere so I'll raise it again here.
I get that there are disagreements about the merits of polyamory (or lack thereof).
I get why some people think it is a sociological issue.
I get that people who make polyamorous life choices find themselves outside a monogamous social convention.
I get that it is fair to debate whether they find themselves there as a result of their own willing choices or as victims of unfair social prejudice.
What I don't get is why anyone would consider it a Unitarian Universalist issue.
I submit that it is totally absent from our denominational and theological history (except for a brief, disastrous experiment in the 1960's and '70's), that there has never been a GA resolution or similar consensus among UUs that the social convention of monogamy is morally oppressive or even problematic, and therefore, that Unitarian Universalism has no compelling religious or moral interest in the cause.
Who says otherwise, and why?