Comment on Dr. Geraty clarifies his “Challenge” to literal 6-day creationism by Pastor Randy Brehms.
It is obvious that LSU is not going to deal with the issue. It is also very apparent that individuals like Dr. Larry Geraty does not believe the way that Seventh-day Adventists believe. No one is expecting or requiring him to do so. He is retired. The damage he has done is in the past. Dr. Ron Wisby now has the responsibility of putting an end to this profound breach in academic ethics. For too long the progressives in the “Adventist Church” and it’s educational system have used the cry of “academic freedom” as a cloak to pull over betrayal and subterfuge. I have repeatedly said Academic Freedom is not the issue here. It’s loyalty to the employer who pays you every month. Now if you don’t want to work for LSU, or the Seventh-day Adventist Church you can have all the academic freedom you want. You just do not have a right to teach my children your academically free ideas of evolution that at its very base disposes of the Seventh day Sabbath. Upon what do you now base that belief on? Continued employment by the Seventh-day Adventist Church ethically means you teach what is in agreement with that organization or go somewhere else. I really don’t care where you go, but anywhere but in one of our educational institutions. Why is so hard to understand. I think the “progressives” in the church are angry that they have been discovered, and true their science classes may be more popular than ever, but is popularity a sign that they are teaching truth? And another commentator has it exactly right. There is no room for both groups within the church. They have different fundamental beliefs and sources of authority, and it makes the two groups mutually exclusive. It is time to cease the debate, and the professor who teach material as the preferred world view contrary to #6 of our fundamental beliefs either leave voluntarily, or be summarily dismissed.