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By removing the post that so offended someone that they hacked this blog, I've restored the blog to functioning. The content was about a Hasid man who cheerfully posed on a bed, fully clothed, in a spoof of our obsession with such things. It was also about a UU minister who had been dismissed from preliminary fellowship for "conduct unbecoming to a minister." We aren't told what. This move by the denomination does not mean he can't be called as a minister, but only that the denomination will not recommend him or allow him to use the denominational machinery for ministers. He is an older man who has run businesses and NGO's.
I'm debating whether to run this post later. The gist of it was that we're living in confused times when super-conservative groups like the Hasid include a young man with an open face and funny attitude, and super-liberal groups try to rein in their ministers.