I heard just a few minutes of the interview this morning, but I think Joanna said, "Unitarians don't cry." I don't mean to make a huge issue of this, but DUH! Does she think that just because we have a reputation for being smart and intellectual, we don't have painful life experiences and emotions like everyone else. When my husband developed bi-polar disorder late in life and suddenly announced that he was leaving me after 21 years of marriage, I cried for hours. One night, eating alone at my kitchen counter, I literally saw my tears plop into my soup. (I've heard of crying in your beer, but we Unitarians also cry in our soup.) Maybe Joanna was just trying to be funny -- but please don't spread the rumor that we don't cry. We already have enough stupid stereotypes to deal with.
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