The Worth and Dignity of Every Person

Our First Principle affirms and promotes the inherent worth and dignity of each human being. The Unitarian Universalist commitment to the worth and dignity of every human being calls us to respect the autonomy of women and men in determining their own healthcare choices and decisions. In light of the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, Rev. Gaye asks us to think about how countercultural the First Principle might be seen because of it. 


Rev. Dr. Gaye Morris is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister in her 9th year of ministry. She served the Augusta Georgia UU congregation for 6 years before marrying the Rev. David Morris and moving to the Outer Banks. They are raising their great-grandson Oliver, who has started the second grade, and they live in Manteo with three goofy hound dogs. 

Gaye is a community minister affiliated with the Oak Ridge Tennessee UU congregation, and also is the secretary/treasurer of the UU Justice Ministry of North Carolina. She and David co-chair the North Dare Ministerial Association in the Outer Banks and also serve as volunteer hospital chaplains. Gaye will be working as a Dare County poll official in the upcoming elections, and wants every person here to make their vote count in November!