@Ervin Taylor: Just curious, what are these “false rumors” that …

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@Ervin Taylor: Just curious, what are these “false rumors” that Chadwick or anyone else is spreading about LSU? This is for you too “Adventist Student”. You do realize that you are accusing Chadwick of deliberate libel? In order to demonstrate libel, you have to show that the “false rumors” a person is spreading are really false.Sean Pitmanhttp://www.DetectingDesign.com  (Quote)

Well, to start with, he is helping to perpetuate the rumors that state that “La Sierra can[not] currently be trusted to be supportive of Seventh-day Adventist spiritual values” as was falsly stated by the Michigan Conference, and just because MC said it doesn’t make it true. Michigan has one of the most fringe conferences in the country. A classmate of mine’s family just moved from there because of this, that’s okay, we got an awesome transfer this year, and we’ve enjoyed having her all year.
Is it really against Adventist spiritual values to allow professors to present what they believe to be the most scientifically valid theory in classes with their students?

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@BobRyan: It’s nice how you consider the fact that a Seventh-day Adventist young person in good standing with his church disliking a school as an endorsement of that school. Can we get over the hate and get to work telling the world about our LOVING jesus?

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@Conservative Adventist Student:

As to all of us being ‘Progressive’ (another word for LIBERAL) I think there is a large population of Adventist and American young people as myself who are migrating to the more CONSERVATIVE brand of Adventist and politics.

Where do you hang out? Ouchita Hills Academy, or Hartland? Because I’m pretty sure, and I have close associations with at least two major Adventist academies on the east coast, and we are anything but conservative.
Also, if you think “progressive” and “liberal” are synonyms, they really aren’t.

Now I realize this may not be the most well taken thought, but may I say, that Liberalism as a ideology IS a religion that will intertwine and in-tangle any other religion.

Yes it will, to the same extent conservatism will.

It is also plain in the political atmosphere LSU now has many parallels with the bigger political atmosphere we have in the United States at the moment.

The political atmosphere at LSU? Is that your way of saying that LSU offers academic freedom?

In addition, I wonder if you really have all the facts before you said that there will be record freshmen classes at PUC and LSU? Did you check the demographics? Are they a majority of non-adventist ‘progressives’? Maybe there are many that decided NOT to go because of the sole doctrine of macro-evolution at LSU? Maybe some decided to go because of it?

The record freshman classes statement came from recruiters at both schools. I did not check the demographics, but I do know that a huge number of Adventist high schoolers are going to those schools. Did a lot not go because LSU offers cutting edge teachings consistent with the scientific consensus? I don’t know, I know of one person like that in my school, they are going to a non-Adventist school instead. Are they many that are going because of it? I think so.

As for me, most of the SDA young people I know from late that have gone to Adventist school have gone to SAU.

They do still have a large number go because of their previous reputation, and parents that support it, etc. But they’re numbers are starting to flake… I do know I got an acceptance letter from them without ever applying, kinda showed desperation in my humble opinion. But what do you expect from a school where you have full fledged professors who have never published anything as the senior editor, in a peer reviewed scientific journal? pathetic.

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I pray the Adventist constituency for LSU will be informed enough to make some changes – soonBob  (Quote)

Oh don’t worry, we will. We, as Adventist High Schoolers are voting with our feet. Don’t forget, Adventist young people in general are not your historic/fundamentalist types, we’re mostly progressive. We read Spectrum, NOT the Adventist Review, Hartland Ministry Report or whatever Hope International’s magazine is called. And if you succeed in forcing LSU to become a clone of SAU, don’t worry, we’ll still vote and continue the exodus of Adventist young people to non-adventist colleges that has been happening.

Interesting how PUC and LSU are both expecting record freshman classes this year.

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Who said it’s Shenandoah Valley Academy? Nice job checking IPs, but I’m just here because my friend is graduating from there today.

Michigan Conference takes substantial action in LSU conflict
Quote from one of my teachers: (not exact wording)

Creation is, really, the most ridiculous thing I could ever think of. Don’t tell the principal I said this, but, whatever [the science teacher] tells you, it really is not scientifically credible, and I am certified to teach the classes he[science teacher] does, but I’m not alone, many other Adventist scientists believe in evolution, openly or secretly because some of the radicals will come and try to crucify them.

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Dr. Geraty,

Thank you for your very thoughtful statement. I have printed it to share at vespers tonight.

Michigan Conference takes substantial action in LSU conflict
Oh, so instead of going through the proper channels like the General Conference to do this, MC chooses to go it alone, against the Adventist Consensus. Awesome.

Perhaps they will also like to cut off employee subsidies to my Academy, since one of our teachers, although not science teacher openly promotes evolution. And one of our bible teachers has openly told my class that the creation story does not have to be taken literally when we brought up this whole controversy in class.

Of course, that would hurt my friend who lives in the dorm, while his dad works for MC. But hey, MC evidently doesn’t care about the human aspect at all, just pushing their viewpoint on everyone.

And by the way, this type of thing is the reason why I will not state my identity or that of my school. Because some dumb action, like this one, could come up against MY school. not cool. not at all.