Pastor Trevan Osborn,
( are you any relation to the splendid Ronald E Osborn now serving humanity in the Sudan? )
Your elegant and insightful analysis of Monday’s malignant mismanagement of church affairs, employed the most appropriate adjectives :
TOXIC and COERCIVE.
The most troubling aspect of this toxicity, was your discerning observation that Ted Wilson’s team, who assembled this scam, comprised upwards of seventy people. Apparently few of them were sufficiently nauseated by the document, to reprimand their leader about his scandalous shenanigans, before it was submitted to the church body.
This would imply that almost the entire upper echelon of Adventist leadership is suspect.
Your compelling comment about their prolific use of EGW, confounds me.
That they would use a female power player, our prophet, to curb the aspirations and abilities of other women ( our female pastors ) is a contradictory conundrum.
But then nothing astonishes me anymore about this heretical church hierarchy.
Why heretical ? Because their miserable misogyny, as exemplified by the heinous “ headship “ dogma, flies in the face of the relentless, unstoppable global march to gender equality.
Even that bastion of maleness, the American Boy Scouts, is now encouraging GIRLS to pursue their enviable distinction: EAGLE SCOUT!