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The following is the official statement of Dr. Robinson's resignation:

 

Pastor Burnett Robinson has resigned as the Senior Pastor of the Grand Concourse Seventh-day Adventist Church, and as a worker in the Greater New York Conference, effective immediately. The Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists recognizes many have been deeply harmed by the sentiments expressed by Robinson. The views he expressed are wrong and not accepted by our church. Rape and sexual assault of women are crimes and should always be treated as such. We will continue to educate and counsel all pastors, seminary students, and staff to fully understand that this type of rhetoric is abhorrent and unequivocally unacceptable. We will continue to pray for and seek to become stronger advocates on behalf of survivors and those still living with violence and abuse. The Seventh-day Adventist Church condemns any language or behavior that perpetrates or encourages any type of violence against women.  We humbly apologize and ask for forgiveness.



Statement of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church:

We wholeheartedly condemn any form of behavior or rhetoric that perpetrates any type of violence against women — or any person. This is not what the Seventh-day Adventist Church believes. We stand in support of the statement issued by the Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and we pray for those who have been hurt by the harmful and unfortunate comments that were made.

Statement of the Greater New York Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church:

The Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists apologizes for Pastor Burnett Robinson’s recent comments concerning rape and sexual violence against women. His remarks have caused great harm and reopened the wounds suffered by so many. We pray for their healing. Adventists believe in the dignity of all people, and no one should be the object of violence of any kind for any reason.

Pastor Robinson deeply regrets the statement and knows it caused injury and has given an unqualified apology. The administration of the Greater New York Conference has met with him and has placed him on administrative leave, effective immediately. We are committed to continuing to pursue redress as we seek to express the spirit of Christ.



 

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