SILVER SPRING, Md. — Despite busy daily agendas Adventist leaders attending the Annual Council meetings at the General Conference headquarters of the church have dutifully filled downtime with some Googling. The search phrase most leaders admit to entering: “What is gender equality?”
Aya Yay, a long-time church executive admitted that although he spent almost as much of his downtime researching the best local chicken joints, the mystery of gender equality kept him the busiest.
Yay said that several of his colleagues claimed they had also Googled the term, “but none of us understand it and we don’t get what the fuss is about.”
He added that many of the Adventist young people he knows talk about “this gender equality thing but I still have no idea how it works or how it has anything to do with how the bretheren run the church.”