VICTORY! RE DUDT OFFICIALLY EXONERATED BY PCA’S HIGHEST COURT AND RESTORED TO DUTY IMMEDIATELY

The full Standing Judicial Commission of the Presbyterian Church in America has unanimously cleared RE Dudt of all wrongdoing…

May 4, 2022 – This is truly a day of answered prayers and received blessings! The SJC has restored RE Dudt to the full exercise of his office! In their words:

The decisions of the Session of Midway Presbyterian Church and Northwest Georgia Presbytery are reversed in whole. The SJC renders the decision that should have been rendered, to wit, not guilty. RE Dudt is relieved of his conviction and censure and is restored to the full exercise of his office.

In accordance with BCO 15-5b, “The judgment shall be effective from the time of its announcement to the parties.” Five hundred thirty-nine days following the trial on November 11, 2020, the decision has been announced to the parties and is therefore effective immediately.

The final vote was 19-0-0. There were no dissenting votes, one disqualified vote, no abstaining votes, and three absences.

Click here to read the full and final decision.

Further, the SJC identified how severely the actions and judgments of the Midway Session and the Northwest Georgia Presbytery are out of line with the PCA Constitution:

“The specifications of error sustained, taken together, demonstrate clear error on the part of the lower courts [Midway Session, Northwest Georgia Presbytery] with respect to factual findings and matters of discretion and judgment, as well as violations of the Constitution of the PCA, all of which vindicate the Judgment of the SJC in this case.”

Standing Judicial Commission, Decision on Appeal of RE Phil Dudt v. Northwest Georgia Presbytery – April 27, 2022

The SJC upheld all 22 constitutional violations and errors committed by the Midway Session and the Northwest Georgia Presbytery that were identified by the SJC Panel in its proposed decision. The unsound, incompetent, uncharitable, and wicked judgments of both the Midway Session and the NWGP are itemized and analyzed on the Midway Guardian at the following links:

  1. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority Had No Right to Ask RE Dudt to Suppress SJC Decision
  2. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority Convicted RE Dudt Without Any Evidence
  3. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority Found Lies Where There Were None
  4. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority “Clearly Erred in the Judgment” and Wrongly Assigned Motive
  5. SJC Panel:  “Talley Resolution” is Divisive and Clearly Unconstitutional
  6. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority Assigned Malicious Motive to RE Dudt
  7. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority Violated BCO 32-3
  8. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority Violated BCO 32-19
  9. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority Violated BCO 31-8
  10. SJC Panel: Moderator in Dudt Trial Exhibited Bias
  11. SJC Panel: Midway Session Blocked Relevant Evidence in Dudt Trial
  12. SJC Panel: Moderator Was Unclear Where Burden of Proof Rests in Dudt Trial
  13. SJC Panel: Midway Session Majority Violated BCO 42-6
  14. SJC Panel: Northwest Georgia Presbytery Permitted Midway Session to Add Evidence After the Trial
  15. SJC Panel: Northwest Georgia Presbytery Violated BCO 42-4
  16. SJC Panel: Northwest Georgia Presbytery Erred by Endorsing Midway Session’s Premature Announcement of Censure
  17. SJC Panel: Northwest Georgia Presbytery Failed to Properly Respond to RE Dudt’s Appeal
  18. SJC Panel: Northwest Georgia Presbytery Was “Clearly in Error” For Agreeing with Midway Session
  19. SJC Panel: Northwest Georgia Presbytery Wrongly Agreed with Midway Session on Accepting Biased Evidence
  20. SJC Panel: Northwest Georgia Presbytery Wrongly Concluded that Midway Session Indictment Against RE Dudt Was Scripturally Supported
  21. SJC Panel: Northwest Georgia Presbytery Was Wrong to Accept Midway Session’s Assignment of Malicious Motive to RE Dudt

The proper Biblical response by the Midway Session is for every man who voted to convict RE Dudt to immediately resign his office, especially Senior Pastor David Hall, who oversaw and possibly orchestrated the whole sorry travesty of justice to begin with and who actively proceeds in more unjust prosecution of three other upstanding Midway elders.

This is the only Scriptural response any concerned Midway member should accept. “Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you” (Deut. 19:19).

Click here to read the full and final SJC decision.