It's a "Cookie Party" that happens every year in December. We went once years ago and it was fine for me, because it was in Concord, where my hospital is, and I got to see a couple of psychiatrists and psych nurses in social settings, which is fun. But my wife doesn't know these people and I didn't push it. We made an effort last year, and the fun was that they sang Christmas Carols around the piano. Big Whoop, you say. That's because you don't work in Concord. And especially, this group was largely UU. The hostess is the daughter of a UU minister.
So we went again this year, arriving on time, and were immediately treated to a feminist diatribe about Legos and Target by the hostess. The right-wing Christians are apparently afraid they are going to put penises on girl dolls - or maybe not have penises on boy dolls, I couldn't keep her accusation straight. I had forgotten that this particular psych nurse never quits. Went to Wellesley, lived in Sweden. Later she complained loudly that because of Trump and talking to Taiwan we are are going to have a land war with China. I wish I had been smart enough to think of asking her to put money down on that.
While no one challenged her (I did, mildly), I should be fair and note that she was the only one talking like this. Mostly. There were two teenaged boys with T-shirts claiming that they vote Planned Parenthood, and another woman who was trying to work Trump as a heartless businessman/Magi into her Nativity scene, converting because of seeing the baby Jesus. there may have been more aggressive liberalism from this largely UU crowd, but I walked into the next room to talk with the nice youngish man who was a Special Ed teacher who had worked in Bulgaria in the Peace Corps.
There are people on the right who might have spouted off about Obama and land wars in 2008, but I feel comfortable saying Those were the fringe. We keep those people on the edges. The liberal mainstream uses the same vocabulary and rhetoric as the conservative fringe. That has been true for thirty years.
Fun part, though. We sang Christmas Carols - real ones, though only 25% of the crowd came to that room, and one of the women expressed regret that the UU's had made their hymnal all PC and she didn't know the words anymore. I put the copied sheets aside and sang the verses lustily - the old versions. Even the PC's want the real deal, and I intend to give it to them, with the bad old lyrics.
Except for one: "Born to raise the sons of earth" makes me think of Gimli, son of Gloin, so I really do prefer "each child of earth."