A Gadfly in Salem: Why Oregon’s State Capital Needs UUCS

These are troubling times for liberals. Our government seems more Orwellian than ever, even as the leaders of our religious Association have taken a dystopian page from Fahrenheit 451. Today, more than ever in our lifetime, our liberal religious values—reason, freedom of conscience, and our humanistic ethic—are being discarded by both sides of the ideological spectrum.

Centering Thought: Free choice is a principle without which religion, or society, or politics, cannot be liberal… These religious affirmations are thus the basis of the liberal’s belief that the method of free inquiry is the necessary condition for the fullest apprehension of either truth or justice, and also for the preservation of human dignity. — James Luther Adams (On Being Human Religiously, Beacon Press, 1976)


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Celebrant: Gloria Holland, Anchor: Sara Pickett
Music: UUCS Choir






Reading for Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof Sermon

Sermon: A Gadfly in Salem – Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof