EGW’s exceedingly racist statements, hitherto not transparently revealed in full by the White Estate, are surely responsible for existing racist structures in Adventism.
White unequivocally stated that whites and blacks should not worship together under the same church roof. She also indictated that whites and blacks should not socially mingle with each other. What did she expect in heaven?
I wish her a black neighbor on each side of her heavenly mansion!
I am South African born and lived through the horrific Apartheid era. I have also lived in the American southern states, where racial bigotry was as entrenched as in South Africa.
It sounds, from her comments, that EGW would have been very comfortable in either of these racist regions! If she was truly the Lord’s messenger, why did God transmit such racist comments through her?? Even in South Africa, I was taught that God loves EVERYONE, black, brown, whatever. Her bigoted comments were not from God!
That said, I am of the strong opinion that ALL conferences, both the regional black ones, and the white/racially mixed ones should be ABOLISHED.
We do not need multi-level layers of bureaucracy.
The union conferences should be sufficient, since these days we have Internet,
Interstates, telephones, automobiles, airplanes, all not in existence, when in the “horse and buggy era” the original conferences/ Union conferences were set up
So sorry but the biblical "Gentiles " were not disparaged and denounced on the basis of skin color nor race, but because they were pagan/heathen/non-believers. But let us pretend that EGW’s inflammatory racist comments were plagiarized by her, or penned by one of her entourage of “literary assistants”, as was often the case. Does that make you feel better?