31 May '15, 1am

Jennifer Scott was not dismissed because she is a woman.

Jennifer Scott was not dismissed because she is a woman.

It is not uncommon that a pastor and a congregation reach an impasse, and sometimes that results in the removal of a pastor at the congregation's request. Occurences like these are not necessarily newsworthy, but when the pastor is a woman senior pastor, one of only two serving on Adventist university campuses, and when the removal happens a month before a General Conference Session in which the place of women pastors is the subject of sharp debate, the story increases in its significance. As I reported , Jennifer Scott has been dismissed as senior pastor of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, effective immediately. What has been unclear, and remains the source of some confusion, is why. In my correspondence with several individuals Friday, piecing together the story, the evidence pointed toward gender as at least a contributing factor in Scott's dismissal. Today, in a...

Full article: http://spectrummagazine.org/article/2015/05/30/gender-not...

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