Bill has his faults, but he built Adventist Review into a media house that’s worthy of recognition. That is a threat to leadership and those who are the puppet masters of leadership. You cannot create content that encourages people to think for themselves; they need to be lead like 3ABN and Amazing Facts.
This is the first of changes to come at Annual Council. The next round will be directors, who were appointed at GC Session, but now have suddenly felt “the moving” to step down so that pre-selected persons can take their place at a controlled Annual Council as opposed to the wide, less controlled, world represented GC Session.
This is Ted in his Beast Mode: call committees that have quorum with just his selected to push agendas that are ASI (the fundamentalist vein) driven and self serving, push out those who he thinks have slighted him (remember what he did with Jim Cress’ Noah display because Jim moved Ministry magazine from RHPA when Ted was president), or just because he now knows he has three years to seed the GC with fundamentalists (Whitsett, Canals, Howard, Justin Kim, Clinton Wahlen, McChesney, et al). As it was in Judges—everybody does what is right in their own eyes (while gouging everybody else’s). Nobody can stand up to the man so he will do what he can to line the halls with loyalists and those funded/controlled by the puppet masters.