Unitarian Group Splits Over God

Two dozen dissidents have charged the nation's most famously accepting-church with, of all things, being "extremely intolerant." The Unitarian Universalist Association, they contend, may welcome humanists, pagans and Buddhists, but it has little room for people who want to talk about God.

Disgruntled church members were to meet in Virginia to discuss plans for a new church body for Unitarians who want more God and less politics in church. The move raises questions about just how inclusive even a liberal church can be, and who can claim the mantle of Unitarianism. Attorney David Burton, a co-founder of the new Virginia-based group, said atheists and theists "can't be in the same religion."