The western world is on a relentless path to egalitarianism.
The new young, charismatic French president promised gender equality and delivered by having equal members of his cabinet and organization both men and women.
The vast majority of the TWENTY TWO countries in the Trans European Division have had women prime ministers or presidents, several of them multiple times over.
Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Hilary Clinton are powerful political figures and increasingly we see women CEOs of major corporations.
By contrast the FIFTY FOUR countries in the continent of Africa have had fewer than five female heads of state, and most of those have been interum or temporary positions. This clearly implies that Africans are intolerant of female authority figures and explains their vote against women’s ordination at the last GC
When we allow third world countries that are patriarchal and tribal to pontificate social and ethical standards to our young educated talented college population, we will lose them in droves.
The under thirty, MILLENIAL generation is egalitarian and affirming not only for women’s rights, but for the rights of their gay/lesbian friends.
Even the most conservative Republican households are seeing a split between the parents and their children in the acceptance of same sex marriage.
Kudos to the SPLENDID young people at PACIFIC UNION COLLEGE.
Meanwhile the heinous heretical “headship” dogma permeates the upper ranks of our church administration, and homophobia is endemic in their ranks, with their overt dislike, disparagement and disdain of our LGBT offspring.
THIS MANIFESTO SHOULD BE A RED LIGHT WARNING TO THE CHURCH ADMINISTRATION THAT THEY WILL LOSE THESE YOUNG PEOPLE UNLESS
THEIR VISION AND ETHICS APPROXIMATE TO WESTERN STANDARDS AND NOT TO THE THIRD WORLD.