An SGI member rebuts criticism of the SGI leader appointment process:
"That's interesting. In America, no religion I know of democratically elects their leaders. Episcopal, Lutheran, Religious Science Unity Agape, all leaders chosen through seminary or leadership appointments. But thanks for the perspective. Very interesting." -- Gary P.
Gary, these religious organizations don't tout themselves as jewels of Democracy but Daisaku Ikeda states,"The Soka Gakkai is the jewel of Buddhist Democracy".