Deep in the spleen of Texas

My friend Hope at Appalachia Alumni Association writes about how the Texas Comptroller denied tax-exempt status to the newish Unitarian Universalist congregation in Denison.

I smell rat, and perhaps political punishment for a religious group that must cause the powers-that-be in Austin a rash.

So gang, we’re going to be in Fort Worth for General Assembly next year. (That’s within a reasonable drive to Denison, by the way.) How should be respond?


  1. I just heard about this. If there is anything I can do to help, please, let me know. I feel a great sense of outrage over this. Although not a Unitarian myself, Scott, you have taught me so much by example in who you are and how you conduct your life. Personally, I think they’ve tangled with the wrong tiger: Although not the largest group, Unitarians tend to be exceedingly well-educated and often influential people.

    I have a great deal of respect for the ideals of the Unitarian church, and a great deal of respect for the ideals upon which this country was founded, one of which was freedom from religious persecution. This is a grave error on the Comptroller’s part that I hope will soon be corrected, as she seems to have forgotten the faces of our founding fathers.

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