Amy Schumer to present GYC keynote on women in leadership


LANSING, Mich. — Conference organizers have decided to invite more than the usual roster of suited aging males to present at the 2015 Louisville-based GYC (Generation of Youth for Christ) Conference. This year, Amy Schumer, the most talked-about comedian in America, will deliver the opening keynote speech on Wednesday, December 30.

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Schumer, who was brought up Jewish, is expected to pack the Kentucky International Convention Center as she speaks on the topic of women in leadership. “Pretty much nobody has the ear of young adults quite like Amy Schumer,” said lead GYC organizer Teddish Yungens, explaining the unusual speaking invitation.

Yungens emphasized that Schumer was selected because she tackles everything from gender discrimination to body acceptance in a way that connects with young adults. “Frankly, it was a little hard to find any of our usual speaker suspects that could do those topics justice,” said Yungens.

The organizer said that after a tumultuous General Conference Session this summer in which the GYC was widely perceived to have supported the vote to disallow women’s ordination, it was time to “do some damage control featuring a strong female who can make serious points in a lighthearted way.” He added that Schumer has been briefed on Adventist culture and has promised to tailor her jokes to a PG rating.

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  1. Interesting name for the GYC organizer, “Teddish Yungens.” I assume that means “Ted Wilson-like young people.” “He added that Schumer … has promised to tailor her jokes to a PG rating.” Shouldn’t that be a G rating? Either way, hopefully Ms. Schumer can talk some sense into them.

  2. Will Tedson

    The vote did not actually disallow women’s ordination overall. It only dealt with the authority of the executive committees of the individual world Divisions to independently allow women’s ordination. Some scholars and church leaders believe the question was flawed, because the authority to ordain actually rests with the Unions, not the Divisions. Theoretically, all the Unions should be able to ordain women (as the Pacific and Columbia Unions have been doing), regardless of the 8-page policy opinion issued by the G.C. Secretariat which claims that the General Conference is the only body with such authority. That opinion has been thoroughly refuted by Dr. Gary Patterson, retired G.C. Field Secretary, who showed that the Unions actually still have the authority.

    • Teddy Wilson

      Barefoot and pregnant is fine. It will help to prevent them from becoming pastors. Well, on second thought, it’s fine for them to be pastors, as long as they are not ordained. (And it’s fine for Nancy to live with me, as long as we don’t get married.)

  3. Hilarious Clinton

    I hope Amy will also tell them to vote for a woman for President. (And I’m NOT referring to Carly Flouride.) By the way, let me give you some womanly advice: never agree with your wife when she asks “Do I look fat in this dress?” Just say: “I prefer a different color.” Never admit that she looks old; just say “I prefer to talk about a different subject.” And never, ever admit that you can’t stand your mother-in-law. Just cross your fingers behind your back and say, “Unfortunately, I will have to be away on business while your mom is here for two weeks. Please give her my fondest greetings.” Bill was always a master at giving such good answers (e.g., “I did not inhale” and “I did not have relations with ‘that woman'” and “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is”).

  4. Amy Shoomer

    Now Sevvy has gone from preaching to meddling. Why can’t he use his great writing talents to write something true and worthwhile, such as raunchy rap lyrics or Ben Carson’s hip-hop campaign commercials?

  5. Amy Shoeless

    clearly, to me, this definitely a ‘God-thing’. This is really all about God leading Amy to learn how Sabbath keepers are soon to be severely harassed, universally. God has mysterious way of creating leaders for the ‘truth’. She can be a bull-dog on certain issues and one not to back down and shut her mouth. When she becomes a warning beacon I am sure she will strike a cord with a lot of sensible, modern people

  6. Merry Mary

    Amy might be the most talked-about comedian in America, but she ain’t the funniest one. I nominate Hillary “Hilarious” Clinton. Everything she says is a joke. (For example: “I did not break the law with my unauthorized illegal private e-mail server.” “I never took a position on Benghazi until I took a position on Benghazi.” “I will never use the term ‘illegal immigrants’ again [whoops, I just used it again!].”)

  7. Ted Cruz-control

    Women in leadership? Heidi and I have two young daughters. I’m kind of glad we don’t have 17 daughters. I might become the manager of this nation, but everybody knows that the husband/father of the home is not necessarily the leader of the home.

    • Hugh Heifer

      Every real man knows that women rule the world. Husbands work their behinds off to support their wives, who glibly spend the hard-earned money on shopping sprees. Then these women have the gall to accuse their husbands of not being rich and successful enough. Or they put Hubby in the doghouse and withhold intimacy to get their way. And advertisers know that they need a seductive female to grace the picture of whatever product they are selling. There is no doubt about it: the world revolves around women, and they willingly “use” men to obtain money and security (which they call “love”). Marriage is little more than legalized prostitution–where men give money and “love” to get sex/cooking/washing/ironing, and women give sex/cooking/washing/ironing to get love/romance/money/security. It’s the biggest scheme and scandal in the world.

  8. Dr. Ben Carsinogen

    Women in leadership? That’s a “no brainer”! Even a retired brain surgeon knows that! And yes, I actually have said women should be ordained. (That’s one of the few thongs I have not tried to back-track the next day.)

    “I don’t see any reason why women can’t be ordained,” he said, adding that it was a “huge mistake” for Adventist leaders to vote against female ordination. (Christianity Today, Nov. 6, 2015)

  9. Amy Clueless

    Women should not be leaders. By nature, they are followers — and easily duped. Just look at Eve. If it weren’t for her, we wouldn’t be in this mess. In fact, if it weren’t for her, we wouldn’t be here at all.

  10. John Farisee Hippokritt

    As a Church Elder, I was shocked to see Deacon Jones inside the topless bar last night. I will report his transgression to the pastor and church board today. The Deacon has some serious explaining to do! He should be disfellowshipped and excommunicated immediately.

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