Southern California Conference (SCC) released a statement Tuesday distancing itself from the controversy surrounding past comments made by Pasadena Public Health Director and SDA associate pastor Dr. Eric Walsh regarding homosexuals, Catholics and Muslims. SCC spokeswoman Betty Cooney said, "[H]e does not hold ministerial credentials from the Adventist Church, does not speak on behalf of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, and as far as we know, does not represent his views as anything other than his own.”Read More
A Southern California Conference (SCC) survey shows significant support for women's ordination from pastors, executive committee members and lay members of the region committees. However, only 45 percent responded to the survey, and of the 71 pastors who responded, 66 percent thought women's ordination was a cultural issue. The SCC voted May 1, 2012, to support ordination of women to gospel ministry and to encourage the Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee to implement its action after receiving the reports from the surveys.