Comment on LSU can’t deny the facts by Ron Stone M.D..
I stopped by the LSU booth at the GC and was personally told by Larry Blackmer that LSU taught a literal 6 day creationweek in both their biology and religion departments, that Professor Bradley was just exaggerating in what he claimed he was teaching as the real facts on origins in class to the contrary. Another helpful LSU rep at the booth said this was all just a big misunderstanding started by an LSU student who did not attend the proper orientation class explaining the way biology lectures on origins are supposed to be interpreted.
My response was â€œfine â€“ why not have Randal Wisbey (and presumably Ricardo Graham) say that in print and solve the whole problem now?â€.in Christ,Bob
Wisbey and Graham will not be making any such statements, since these can be easily checked and documented. They prefer to use their current methods of avoidance, smoke-screening, and closeting.
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Actually, the creation vs evolution debate and the promotion of evolutionary ideas at the clear expense of the Biblical account has been going on at other SDA institutions for many years.
About 12 years ago, a young person in our church who attended and graduated from WWC told me personally of a professor in once of his science classes who stated that the Biblical account of creation could not be correct, for science supported the long drawn out â€œmillions of yearsâ€ evolutionary theory.
The problem of misguided professors who teach and support evolutionary theory as truth, or engage in downright misleading and untruthful statements about thier teaching and beliefs system is embedded very deeply in some of our schools.
D Burt, Thank you for your personal testimony that this is not “just” a LSU problem. The problem we have in very deep-rooted in other institutions. As you mentioned, getting anyone to actually DO something is next to impossible. I have numerous other stories I will not mention.
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The reason the LaSierra situation has gone uncorrected so long is that most of our administrators have exactly the sort of political instincts that Dan Jackson has. They are politicians and consensus builders; they want to keep the peace and make the trains run on time. But the circumstances call for men of principle, hard men who are willing to stand for the right â€œthough the heavens fall,â€ i.e., regardless who is offended and loudly complains.
Dave, I agree with you. Jackson’s trying to play on “both teams” is not going to go well for him.
Unfortunately, politics is the “SOP” of many of our SDA officials, Jackson being just one. “Political instincts” are the rule, instead of actually doing what is “right” according to what we know in God’s Word.
Shane Hilde: Think big fish: LSU or the Seventh-day Adventist Church.Graham might not have followed procedure with these men, but I donâ€™t know what the procedure is. Iâ€™ve read what the process is in the faculty handbook, but I donâ€™t know if that applies to administrative positions which are at will employees. If it does apply to them, then it appears the process was not followed.
Trustees book says, in 6,9,F, that the Trustes may “discontinue” virtually anyone working at the university.
Does that mean to “fire” or to “force their resignation? Seems like it does.
GMF: If what has been reported about Jackson is correct it is very troubling. Also, one can only wonder why he was selected as the NAD President.Iâ€™ve seen a thing or two which made me wonder about Jackson but this report, if true, has to be the worst. May the Good Lord help us!
Jackson was selected to replace Don Schneider, who was also very “passive” in his approach to this problem.
Besides telling Wisbey to “love Jesus” Jackson did virtually nothing.
My Goal for La Sierra University
Sean, Great summary and analysis of the current situation. Another good review of this matter is in the Jan-March 2011 Elders Journal. It also goes into the 2004 evaluation and recommendations, as you have quoted.
Bradley, Beach and Kaatz retain attorney
How about a “class action” suit against anyone and everyone who has heard the tape or has heard OF the tape?