"I have no doubt Libby Lane satisfies all the qualifications to be a bishop, as defined in Titus 1:7-9. I wish every blessing in her ministry."
This is an interesting observation and a valid point. Within the Exclusive Brethren there is no need to satisfy any qualification to take a leading role, as far as I know. I don't believe that a 'priest' (or deacon, elder, overseer, preacher, apostle, or even elect vessel) in the Exclusive Brethren is required to undergo any recognised training, submit to an election, attend theological study, take any CRB checks, be part of a ballot, or acknowledge any other filtering mechanism whatsoever. So those who take responsible roles within the Exclusive Brethren are unqualified, unelected, possibly unsuitable, and potentially dangerous. In short, those who want a leadership role will simply posture and jostle until they get it. No checks. No balances. No safeguards. If you desire power and have a predatory nature, the floor is yours. My experience is that the bullies among them became leaders. I have still yet to see ANY safeguarding policy from the EB. They probably have a hastily created one for the purposes of being seen as charitable, but as of a couple of year ago they had no policy – they may STILL not have one.
Libby Lane is abundantly more qualified to be a leader than any EB. She has met the required standards of her role - the EB have no standards to meet. Simply be a power-hungry, egotistical, predator, and you may just get your way – many have.
The young, the vulnerable, the impressionable, the weak, the majority, the entire Exclusive Brethren group, need better protection and care.
(Incidentally, which of these men would you trust)?