Comment on LSU surveys students by Ron Stone M.D..
@J Taylor: Youâ€™ve made a lot of observations, but I think the line between your interpretation of events and fact is a bit blurred. But itâ€™s possible you know some things I donâ€™t. I donâ€™t know who you are or why you would know some of these things, so I hope you can understand my skepticism about many of your assertions. If you could email me at shane at educatetruth dot com and perhaps explain further, Iâ€™d appreciate it.
Shane, Why limit the explanation to you only? Why not put it right here so we all can see, evaluate, and respond?
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I agree with J Taylor that the survey does NOT look like something that LSU would have authored except under great pressure â€“ so I suppose it is possible that it comes from another source. hint: It makes no sense for LSU biology professors to survey students asking the students what the professors are teaching. Dead give-away if you ask me.I also agree that the GC administration in place today is much more likely to take firm action. Elder Wilson stated this explicitly in his â€œYes Creationâ€ address but did not get into specifics of what he would do. However he made it very clear that he would deal with this. That is a pretty bold statement for a guy that had just been appointed a day or so prior and to be so specific about a high-visibility issue right out of the gate.If you look at Gallimoreâ€™s recent article here you also get more insight as to Elder Wilsonâ€™s bold right-out-of-the-gate initiative to meet this problem â€œhead onâ€. We need to let him know that our prayers are with him and we strongly support his work.in Christ,Bob (Quote)
Bob, You’re absolutely correct. Wilson is hated even more than Doug Batchelor by many over at AT and Spectrum for just the “bold” statements he made. Liberals believe they can infiltrate our Church slowly and almost imperceptively. However, now that they are being more exposed to the membership, they are very worried, and have stated so many times at the AT and Spectrum websites.
The liberals’ major problem is that our SDA Church is expanding mainly in the “Third World” countries which tend to be more conservative (fundamental). Libs know that time is short to try to infiltrate their agenda even moreso into our educational institutions and churches.
In summary, we’ve got them on the run, and need to make sure we are dedicated enough to follow through on what we are doing here and in the future, as God leads us. Our main problem, as I’ve stated before, is APATHY! (Laodicean lukewarmness, spinelessness, lack of a backbone)
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JTaylor, I, like Shane, am also somewhat skeptical. However, I think many of your statements definitely could be true. Specifically:
1. “put out by the GC”–I wonder who would be in charge of the data, and who would be designated to calculate and publish it?
2. “called to answer”–If they weren’t, I would hope they will be in the future, as they have a lot of “splainin'” to do.
3. LSU’s “abysmal efforts at PR”–definitely true!
4. Grismer as a “sacrificial lamb”–I’ve stated they needed a “fall guy” for many months. He just could be the one.
5. Graham to “distance himself from Wisbey”–He will if he wants to “punt the ball” as you’ve stated he’s done before!
6. Graham being “promoted” or “retire”–Both scenarios would be a way to get him “out” without embarrassing too many people.
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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.
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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.
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How about a “class action” suit against anyone and everyone who has heard the tape or has heard OF the tape?