It was with great saddness that I noticed your post. What I am going to say must not be taken as either political or racist. I have had close friends who are Afro-American, I have close friends today who are from India, and over the years I have had other Asian, South American, Chinese etc. friends. Currently a lady from the Phillipines is the wife of my closest friend. So, I am not in any way referring to any kind of racial issue.
I would also invite the race issue to be removed from any discussion of a General Conference President. For a number of reasons.
In my family, I have relatives who have been in these high offices. GC president, Division President, and the list goes on. However, none of these were put there becasue of the color of their skin. They were placed there by God's leading and their dedication to serving God. I'm sure that there are blacks who are also as dedicated to serving God. And if it is God's will that they be installed as such, then it must be God's leading not human policital presure groups who effect that. For, in fact, human presure groups have been the cause of some very dedicated men being run out of office and the church, becasue they dared stand up against what was not clearly biblical.
From an american black mans view
What has this got to do with my salvation?
I am reading this book about "the shaking among God's people", and I ran across this paragraph.
The world-loving and compromising
The Bible says of the northern kingdom of Israel, "Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone". Hosea 4:17
Idolatry was the great sin of Ephraim because he failed to appreciate the sacred things of God. He spent his energy and talents in the pursuit of wealth and fame (things).
The children of Ephraim still inhabit the church. Their dress and conversation reflects that of the world around them. They find their entertainment in watching the same popular television programs that entertain everbody else, and they enjoy association with unbelievers more than fellowship with the saints of God.