RECONSIDERATION OF JCD 1251
The Council refused reconsideration. While the docket of the Judicial Council published before their session includes the substance of the requests for rulings, it does not include the requests for reconsideration there. Consequently, there is no knowing what issues were brought forward to be grounds for review of JCD 1251. In my commentary on JCD 1251, I point out that the advocate missed his opportunity by waiting a year instead of dealing with the strange actions of the Cabinet’s triad at the annual conference immediately after the event. As discussed in my commentary, using Matthew 18:15 would only have postponed the necessary Judicial Council action until it was too late. By refusing reconsideration, the Council postpones review of the Cabinet triad processes until a proper request for ruling can be prepared. And a pastor loses again to power abuse. . . .
As a point of grace, the Council would be wise in the future to allow for a period before saying that they have brought their request for a ruling too late.