Educate Truth was created for two reasons: 1) create awareness within the Seventh-day Adventist Church that the theory of evolution was being promoted at La Sierra University and 2) give students and their parents the ability to make informed decisions regarding their education. Educate Truth seeks the following:
- Church employees support and represent the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the classroom.
- See a fair, supportive and encouraging environment for students who believe in the church’s position on creation.
- That the Bible and true science are taught as being in harmony, shedding light on one another.
Educate Truth began June 2, 2009, and has since become the central website for all information related to the La Sierra controversy.
Dr. Sean Pitman, a graduate of Loma Linda University and City of Hope National Medical Center, is an anatomic and clinical pathologist with a subspecialty in hematopathology. He is the son of SDA pastor Tui Pitman and registered nurse Faye Pitman, and attended SDA schools for most of his student career – to include medical school at Loma Linda University (Class of 97). He then spent four years as a physician in the US Army, married his beautiful wife Sigrid, finished his pathology residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and his hematology fellowship at the City of Hope National Medical Center. Dr. Pitman has long been interested in the topics of evolution and creation and has devoted a great deal of his spare time, especially since medical school, to discovering more of God through His creation. Since 2006 he has also been personally involved with trying to address the problem of a Seventh-day Adventist school, La Sierra University in particular, promoting theistic/mainstream evolutionary theories as the true story of origins in science classrooms – directly undermining the clearly stated “fundamental” position of the SDA Church on a literal six-day creation week. He has twice been invited to speak at LSU, at the sponsorship of student organizations, to address the conflict between Creation and Evolution and has been very active in the current controversy with LSU over this issue. You can view his website at www.DetectingDesign.com.