The UUA has admitted, in a very minor way, that it is not a very democratic organization. And it seeks your opinion to help it decide which way it should try to solve it. As all questions do, the UUA frames the issue into a very small area of how it wants to practice democracy at its annual General Assembly of delegates from UU congregations. And while it asks a question about reducing the number of congregational delegates from some to one, it does not suggest eliminating ministers as congregations’ extra special delegates. Nor does it explain that reducing the number of ‘lay’ delegates would greatly increase the proportion of ‘clergy’ delegates, presenting the potential for the UUA to become an even more clergy-dominated denomination.
Congregational polity has left the building … a long time ago.