Yes, much time, talent and money went into the making of this satire video.
Unfortunately it totally misses the mark as relates to the real problem.
The problem is not women’s ordination.
The problem is Roman Catholic Ordination!
Read Protestant Reformation history.
Name one well know Reformer that did not reject Roman Catholic Ordination.
The issue is why has the SDA Church rejected one of the foundation principles of the reformation?
Roman Catholic Ordination creates a natural schism between the laity and clergy resulting in a perceived elevation of spiritual superiority of the clergy over the laity. This organizational abomination has created the building of a hierarchical structure that looks like the Papal church government without the supreme authority vested in the Pope.
But you say the SDA Church has a Representative form of church government which recognizes that authority in the church rests in the church membership.
REALLY? When was the last time you attended a church board, business, nominating committee or state conference constituency meeting run by a pastor or conference president that has served in their position for seven or more years?
During those seven years any pastor or conference president that has a desire to control, who has guided three nomination cycles will give him total control over that congregation. Just as the conference president has total control over the pastors and conference employees he has hired.
How has this happened? One, the SDA church ordained leaders have ignored the guidance of E.G. White and Two, the Resolution of the General Conference, while in session, to place time of service in a president’s or pastor’s position at 6 or 7 years.
Have you ever served on a local church “new pastor” search committee? What were the result of the search committee’s effort? Did you get the pastor the committee wanted or a pastor that the conference president wanted? The committee members were all excited about finding the right pastor for their church then realized their time and efforts were in vain.
Have you ever been to a state conference constituency meeting where there was to be a vote to replace or re-elect the president? Did it occur to you that there was no search committee, that had been working for three months, report just one or two names? Wasn’t even stranger that conference employees out numbered the local church constituents? Wasn’t even stranger still that there was no secret ballot rather voting was done by standing in front of the president their boss?
SDA Roman Catholic Ordination of pastors is a political process.
Are you aware of any uniform written guidelines that must be followed by all conferences? If so, please post a link for all to see. Power corrupts, over time a conference president driven by the desire to control has absolute power. This system selects leaders at each level of the hierarchy.
But do not despair there is a solution in fact you can find it in the bible. Fortunately there are congregations that follow the biblical guidelines when members lay their hands on individuals, females or males, deemed to have the qualifications to serve in a church position. They are ordained to serve in that position for a specific period of time. Then the individual may be asked to serve in another position for which she or he is qualified.
There are Unions in the world that have repudiated the practice of Roman Catholic Ordination in favor of the biblical practice of laying hands on individuals to serve in a specific ministry or office.