Today, UUs from all over worship in Spokane, WA. I think of our annual General Assemblies as a major effort we make to bend the arc of history towards our values. Since the instigator of our Unitarianism, William Ellery Channing, free speech and free press are central to our values. In 1973 UUA President Bob West said during the Pentagon Papers GA, “this denomination has confidence in the democratic process.… We as a religious movement are qualified by our nature, by our heritage, and indeed by our recent experience to play a significant role at this time in our history, to help arrest, and reverse the ominous trend affecting constitutional liberties.”

PLEASE NOTE:  There were technical issues with this recording.  The recording starts a few minutes into the sermon.