Press Enterprise covers petition

Source: Press Enterprise

By David Olson

A Riverside Seventh-day Adventist university is under fire for teaching evolution in its biology classes without telling students that the scientific explanation for the origins of life contradicts church beliefs.

The controversy has spurred debate among Adventists across the country. Some say La Sierra’s biology classes are guided by Satan, and others point to the “overwhelming scientific evidence” in supporting evolution.

More than 5,600 people from around the country have signed an online petition that will be presented to the La Sierra University board of trustees at its Nov. 12 meeting. It states that creation occurred in six 24-hour days, expresses concern that evolution is presented as fact in Adventist universities and calls for the universities to explicitly inform students and parents how evolution is taught. (Full Article)

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