No need to wonder any longer. Unless someone can come up with compelling evidence against it, the one factor that necessitates “investigative machinery” can be no other than a pervasive sense of paranoia that seems to have gripped our GC leaders. The key to unlocking the secret is the betrayal of the word “perceived” as formulated in the document. This is the primary reason seen in mental health clinics behind breakdown of meaningful relationships, the same psychodynamics behind the formation of these GC review committees.
A referral for a psychiatric evaluation would be the treatment of choice to rule out the possibility of religious induced psychosis instead of being subjected to humiliation and shame.
Good question Carlo! If SID’s report in relation to WO were made
publicly available, it might shine a light on a certain disputed and
allegedly ‘ghost-written’ DTh thesis - a matter that has been swept
under the carpet (perhaps another task for one of the compliance
Elmer_Cupino: It is scary, (almost unthinkable) to contemplate that your
hypothesis could be number 11 on Philip Brantley’s list of possible reasons.
Yet, you have professional dealings in this area …
Let us seek the Holy Spirit, searching our hearts and minds re. what God
requires of us in times like these.
For all practical purposes the massive responses to Ted Wilsons initiatives equals a vote of no confidence in a political world. Do we have in our massive “Working Policy” a system to deal with situations like this?
From The White House we hear rumours of an internal “oposition” against the incompetent president. From the GC we only seem to have loyal servants to our “president”, with the notable exclusion of Tom Lemon. I really wonder how it is possible for experienced leaders like Mark Finley, Mike Ryan and others to live with themselves just loyally carrying out mr. Wilson’s agenda. How long must we wait to see the Division presidents actively oppose Wilson and correct the course we are on?
Here in Australia, after Ted’s father rolled Des Ford, any minister could report a fellow minister to the Union presidents. The standard charge was “disloyalty.” Many ministers were dismissed without recourse to a written or oral defense. The FBI (Fickle Brother investigators) were very active all around us. Often, an FBI informant was promoted for being so “loyal.”
It wasn’t a fun time to be ministering. We took our cue from Colonel Klink and often had to declare,“I know nuttink.”
That the SDA independent press is kept informed despite major efforts to plug the leaks might suggest that some who are close to the situation are not entirely supportive of it. The independent press doesn’t have to beg for these reports. They come like manna in the morning.
My wager is still open. I will contribute $100.00 to the favorite charity of the first ten people if anyone in the world is fired as a result of a General Conference Compliance Committee’s work by the end of Elder Wilson’s present term. These ten people will do the same for my favorite charity if by then this does not happen. This offer is void where prohibited by law. Neither the organization for which I work nor anyone associated it is involved. This is my offer and no one else’s.
It will all depend on how strongly the KGC will twist the delegates’ arms. If Ted Wilson threatens them again with “grave consequences,” then we may have a vote that will end up splitting the Church. Which, apparently, is what Ted Wilson wants to do.