@Professor Kent: If we had continued to let LSU keep …

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@Professor Kent: If we had continued to let LSU keep things a secret, their questionable teaching practices would not have caused them any derision or division in our church. You’re blaming Educate Truth for pointing the finger at the institution causing the problem. That’s equivalent to blaming those who exposed the terrible atrocities happening within the Catholic church between priests and children. In no way is that atrocity equal to what is happening at LSU. The point is you’re ignoring the fact that LSU is the divisive one. While creating a website to publicize their error is not the most effective way to address things, you and others have failed to come up with an effective way to deal with the problem that hasn’t already been tried and failed. LSU admin wasn’t holding themselves accountable, the Union wasn’t holding LSU accountable, and Paulsen wasn’t about to hold LSU accountable, so finally the laity decided to hold LSU accountable by publicizing what they’re doing and then let the church decide how to react.  (Quote)

Well stated, Shane. The total lack of any responsibility in our SDA Church, including Paulsen is and was shameful!

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Student reveals true intent of LSU’s biology seminar class
Sis, You asked the question, “Why can’t we do the same…” Well, we could, except for one major fact, the “Church” here in the Pacific Union Conference, has shifted so leftward and liberal, toward secular humanism, that it actually sees nothing wrong with the “homosexual club” the “evolution as fact” committee, etc!

Student reveals true intent of LSU’s biology seminar class
Sean, You’re correct that LSU is so secular it might survive, but NOT as an SDA institution, which it isn’t now anyway! I also agree that the SDA Church should not be supporting such an institution as LSU, in its present state.

Student reveals true intent of LSU’s biology seminar class
Pastor Paulsen, You’ve stated well the truth that LSU would go down [edit] IF bible-believing SDA’s withheld support for that institution. You’re also correct that the few conservatives in southern California are silent on these issues–apathetic is actually a better term.

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My Goal for La Sierra University

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 “though the heavens fall,” 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.

Bradley, Beach and Kaatz retain attorney

Shane Hilde: Think big fish: LSU or the Seventh-day Adventist Church.Graham might not have followed procedure with these men, but I don’t know what the procedure is. I’ve read what the process is in the faculty handbook, but I don’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.

My Goal for La Sierra University

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.I’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?