It was very sad to listen to Pastor Daniel Jackson as he encouraged the union to consider the leading of the Spirit. One would consider that good counsel, but in this case it was the wrong counsel. As a member of the General Conference, one of thirteen division presidents that unanimously appealed to the unions in rebellion to cease, he did not repeat that appeal in harmony with the appeal of President Wilson. No, he had no intention to do so. He made no public remarks that we have seen after agreeing with the General Conference in the appeal. There is a spirit in the rebellion, it is not the Spirit of God. So, therefore, for Daniel Jackson to encourage the rebellious union to continue to seek after the leading of the spirit, was to direct the members of the Columbia Union to continue seeking after the wrong spirit. That was before the union voted to separate from the World Church.
After the Columbia Union voted and refused the appeal made by the GC, which included Daniel Jackson, the NAD president stood before the rebellious group and sad nothing. There was no reproof. While this was a vote against the Scriptural doctrine of headship, it was more than that. It was a refusal to follow the North American Division and Columbia Union Constitution and by-laws and an the action was directly contrary to the Word Church's explicit vote in General Conference Session in 1990 and 1995, and the General Conference Executive Committee's appeal to the unions to not approve the ordination of women. It is open rebellion. Daniel Jackson, by his actions in leading the North American Division against the world church needs to be removed from his position as a General Conference officer.