Archive for August 9th, 2017

George Wood Steps Down From Assemblies of God General Superintendent Position—and Resolution 3 Is Withdrawn

According to numerous sources, Dr. George Wood has stepped down from his role as General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God denomination. One source, Charisma Magazine, stated the following in a news article Wed (August 9th) afternoon:

Douglas E. Clay was voted general superintendent of the General Council of the Assemblies of God USA in a stunning vote after former General Superintendent George O. Wood removed his name from the ballot. . . .

Multiple rounds of voting took place earlier that day. Wood participated in at least one of those rounds of voting before removing his name from the ballot. After Clay’s strong performance, one source suggested Wood “felt this was indicative of a different direction.” (source)

Also according to various sources, including firsthand accounts by General Council delegates at the convention, the controversial Resolution 3, which was supposed to be voted on at this year’s Assemblies of God General Council in Anaheim, California, was withdrawn by R3’s foremost author, Ross Byars, after numerous Assemblies of God delegates publicly expressed strong concern about the Resolution. One Facebook source stated: “Resolution 3 was removed at/by the General Council of AOG that had become a firestorm for believers.”

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To read recent articles regarding the controversy of Resolution 3, click here.

Signs of the Times – Washington Post: “Why Google’s firing terrifies social conservatives so much”

LTRP Note: We are posting this article for informational and research purposes and not as an endorsement of the source or of all the content.

By Erick Erickson
Washington Post
“I strongly believe in gender and racial diversity, and I think we should strive for more,” the Google employee wrote. “Women on average show a higher interest in people and men in things. … Women on average are more cooperative. … Women on average look for more work-life balance while men have a higher drive for status on average,” he continued. . . .

According to the tech site Gizmodo, Damore wrote an “anti-diversity screed.” Re/Code referred to it as “sexist.” The tech site Mashable assailed anyone who defended Damore as being part of the “alt-right.” The problem, chiefly, is that many critics claimed Damore said things he did not and painted the things he did say in the worst possible light.

It is, for example, true that Damore said women suffered from “neuroticism” more than men, but he made clear he was using the psychological, scientific terminology for suffering higher anxiety and having a lower stress tolerance in job and life situations. He did not mean it as a pejoratively as the left painted it. In fact, he did not pull his statements out of thin air or make them up. Damore based his statements on sociological and psychological studies that are accepted by the scientific community, of which he is a part.

Social conservatives are looking at what Google has done and, while acknowledging Google has every right to fire an employee, are concerned this outcome bodes poorly for anyone who thinks differently from the left. Click here to continue reading.

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Related Information:

The New Censorship: How did Google become the internet’s censor and master manipulator, blocking access to millions of websites?” – US News


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