SILVER SPRING, Md. — Delegates at the 2015 Annual Council meeting held at the General Conference offices have voted to approve a statement praising the denomination as “a great place for women.”
The sea of mostly graying male delegates also affirmed the church’s decision earlier this summer to deny females (over half of the global population of the church) the opportunity to serve as ordained ministers.
The leaders then pointed to all the wonderful opportunities for ministry that were available to women.
“Listen, if a woman wants to head up Women’s Minsitries and there isn’t a male available to fill the role, I’m all for letting her take a stab at it,” said Annual Council delegate, Chauvi Nist. “Also, Potluck Minsitries would not be where they are without our women putting their potential to full use.”
Nist also called for those campaigning for gender equality in Adventism to “fall in line and get their unity on.”
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