Yes, that’s a provocative title but probably sums up what some people are thinking, with respect to the disaffiliation of Independent Affiliate organizations.
Well, whomever you are, they’re not out to get you. I don’t think there’s an anti-X conspiracy. I do think some good people are using the wrong principles — a rather flat form of congregational polity — and are drawing them out for the right reasons. A mistake, still, in my book. (Not that’s there’s not an upside, for those organizations which can now claim to be “an independent voice for Unitarian Universalists” doing whatever. But I’ve already mused if that’s a rivalry the UUA wants to be in.)
David Pollard, whom I knew when I attended First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, Fort Worth, when at Brite Divinity School, adds more to overcome the fears of a minister-led conspiracy, which he’s heard.