By Educate Truth Staff
Below is the letter former LSU students Janelle and Jason wrote to the GC and Pacific Union in 2004. It was passed on to the GC Secretariat Matthew Bediako and Pacific Union President Tom Mostert, both of whom are currently retired. The letter reveals the one sided presentation of evolution and the obvious agenda of some of the biology professors to instill what they consider to be the truth regarding origins and the historicity of the Bible.
Lee Grismer is described as enjoying “making students and visiting professors look like fools, if they question the validity of Darwin’s theory of evolution.”
The biology capstone class, team taught at that time by Gary Bradley and Larry McCloskey, spent the first seven weeks of the course indoctrinating evolution as the best explanation*, according to Janelle. She said the other side of the argument “received no attention,” and that the “biology classes at La Sierra University teach evolution to the EXCLUSION of the Adventist (biblical) view of creation.”
When Janelle voiced her concern over the one sided presentation of origins McCloskey said there would not be any mention of creation science in the capstone class because in his opinion it was not real science. Later in a meeting with McCloskey, Janelle said he told her that he felt God had placed him at La Sierra University to enlighten the students to his beliefs.
The religion department wasn’t much help either in the capstone class in bolstering students’ faith in the biblical creation. The general message was that the Genesis account of creation was not to be taken literally.
This letter underscores the blatant undermining of the Bible and Seventh-day Adventist beliefs occurring at LSU.
*7/21/11 Originally worded “evolution as fact.” According to one of the LSU biology professors, no one in the department teaches evolution as fact.