I have several pertinent questions concerning the recent statements made about this blog by certain individuals within the organization of SWRC. It has been reported that there will be an attempt by leadership to seek to restrict, stop, reveal, and prevent our conference workers and constituents in leadership the rights and privileges that our great country has given us, which is freedom of speech. Their participation in this blog is currently being investigated with certain consequences, such as termination, as a result.
The condemnation of this blog by certain leadership in SWRC is quite surprising. I guess they have been allowed to operate with minimal oversight and scrutiny by the public for so long that there is obvious offense to the contents and subject areas explored. As the only administrator of this blog, I have read the Left Behind fictitious cartoon stories and find them to be laughter. In fact, individuals who have brought a lot of attention to themselves by making threats to this blog have been caught off camera using such cartoonish depictions of others.
I ask these questions to readers of this blog concerning this laughter. Is it opinion? Is Left Behind describing a negative process that some people have chosen to follow? I believe so. I think Left Behind wants to show how the system is being manipulated by a “few” to gain their “means.” And in fact the “offended” shouldn’t be whining when they can also contribute and clarify many issues surrounding these recent discussions.
However, have those offended ever used at anytime, at any meeting offensive language to describe their feelings about some men and women within this domain SWRC?
Has the person who felt demonized, defamed, or libeled used questionable language in regard to some of their fellow men including their use of such descriptive and critical language?
Has this offended person used off color jokes, language and descriptions to depict certain people including their own supervisor?
Has any person offended, secretly met to discuss their “choice” and formed a network of people to seek an outcome of a selection for this upcoming constituency or any other past constituency for that matter? In any of these unauthorized or “political” sub-groups did they criticize and make inappropriate comments about the leader and his leadership? Have they notified the leader of such meetings, unauthorized and political, to discuss a future replacement? Has any individual called and/or spoken to members concerning their preference; with the intent to influence them to go along with their plans?
Have any of the offended parties ever referred to each other as disloyal?
Did the offended ever say in any group that certain men and women, who choose and continue to choose to remain loyal to this institution and organization (SWRC ministers, teachers and brethren in this conference) could not be picked up by another institution because, “nobody wanted him/her?” This would of course include some of the “offended’s” so called brothers and sisters in Christ and long time colleagues.
Has the leader declared the desire to be a leader again? If not then his/her resignation is appropriate and welcome because whether the offended accepts it or not he/she is “secretly” running for office which is called politics. If they choose to be offended by these stories and want them removed then by all means take the poll and vote. Otherwise go back to your “politicking” and continue to laugh at the “pigeons” who are responsible for your fate this upcoming election.
We the “pigeons” now know your tactics and have communicated via this blog that we will not allow this to continue.
The “offended” should at least look at it from this point of view, “they” have said much about each other and others, concerning a number of issues with descriptive and offensive language. THIS WAS/IS UNBECOMING OF A CHRISTIAN AND DISLOYAL TO FELLOW MEN AND WOMEN!
A blog is an opinionated forum where people can express their opinions about the issues without fear of repercussion. No one is forced to reveal their identities. Some choose to as Dr. Stanley has and others choose not to. The most important keyword is “choice.” As the administrator of this blog I approve every comment posted. Unless the language is derogatory in nature or seeks to identify a specific person by name with malicious intent I will not censure the opinion of the people who have the guts and integrity to speak out even those who disagree (see Anonymous in Memorable Comments.) I welcome the spirit of debate it clears the air and helps us find a common ground.
Additionally, if you have drawn a similar identification and offense to the fictitious cartoon as described by Left Behind then maybe your own spirituality needs a serious overhaul and reality check. If you feel that you have been exposed by this story then by all means make amends with your colleagues and constituents whom YOU have left behind, left in and left out. “If you can’t take the heat then get out of the kitchen,” elected officials of this religious entity are responsible to the people who support them through tithes and offerings and should welcome oversight, scrutiny, even humor of their practices…it’s …well…The American Way! Get Over It!
~The FORGOTTEN Shepherdess