The History

Educate Truth has hundreds of documents related to the conflict at La Sierra University. In order to help people navigate to the most important documents that have been published, we have complied a list of the most relevant documents in chronological order.  Also, for an independent timeline of events (very detailed) visit WikiTruth.

May 21, 1999
LSU student petition criticizes curriculum

May 27, 2004
LSU student petition surfaces (regarding evolution)

March 16, 2009
Letter to Jan Paulsen by Sean Pitman

April 30, 2009
Letter to the General Conference by David Asscherick

May 18, 2009
Response to Asscherick’s Letter by Randal Wisbey (LSU President)

May 27, 2009
ASI Missions Inc. Letter by Harold J. Lance

June 1, 2009
Letter to Wisbey by Carlos Cerna

June 5, 2009
LSU Student Testifies by Louie Bishop

June 19, 2009
An Appeal by Jan Paulsen
Adventist Review

September 1, 2009
Creating Controversy by Jack Stripling
Inside Higher Ed

November 6, 2009
More than 5,600 people sign petition in favor of creationism by David Olson
The Press Enterprise

November 6, 2009
Affirmation of Support by LSU Faculty Senate

November 13, 2009
LSU Board of Trustees news release and actions by Larry Becker
La Sierra University

December 3, 2009
Ricardo Graham Clarifies Board Releases by Educate Truth Staff

January 1, 2010
Open Letter to General Conference by Sean Pitman

March 31, 2010
Evolution Controversy Stirs La Sierra Campus by Mark Kellner
Adventist News Network

April 1, 2010
LSU Responds to Adventist Review Article by Larry Becker
La Sierra University

May 11, 2010
LSU Student Exposes BIOL 111A Seminar by Louie Bishop

May 13, 2010
Videos show LSU Undermining Church Doctrine by Educate Truth Staff

May 12, 2010
Report on LSU Constituency Meeting by Larry Becker
La Sierra University

May 16, 2010
Rewrite of Fundamental Belief 6 Voted by Educate Truth Staff

May 21, 2010
General Biology Seminar 111A to be Revised by Mark Kellner
Adventist Review

May 25, 2010
Michigan Conference Takes Substantial Action in LSU Conflict by Michigan Conference Executive Committee

May 28, 2010
LSU Responds to Michigan Conference by Randal Wisbey
La Sierra University

June 21, 2010
CCC requests ‘decisive and conclusive resolution’ from LSU by Central California Conference Executive Committee

June 30, 2010
GC votes to revise SDA fundamental belief #6 on creation by Sean Pitman

August 20, 2010
WASC considers outside efforts ‘threatening’ to LSU’s autonomy by Larry Becker
La Sierra University

November 12, 2010
‘Autonomy and academic freedom’: WASC’s review of LSU by Educate Truth Staff

February 9, 2011
LSU reports on AAA visit by Larry Becker
La Sierra University

March 9, 2011
LSU Board says ‘we apologize’ by Randal Wisbey & Ricardo Graham
La Sierra University

March 12, 2011
ANN reports on LSU’s open letter by Mark Kellner
Adventist News Network

April 5, 2011
La Sierra University Granted Window to Show its Faithfulness to Church’s Creation Belief by Mark Kellner
Adventist News Network

April 11, 2011
Creation vs. evolution debate at La Sierra University by David Olson
The Press Enterprise

April 12, 2011
Creation and Accreditation by Libby A. Nelson
Inside Higher Ed

April 20, 2011
NAD President, Education Director Dialog with La Sierra Campus Community by Larry Becker
La Sierra University

May 22, 2011
[Updated] Walter Veith visits La Sierra by Educate Truth Staff

May 25, 2011
Further definition on tap for Adventist fundamental belief on creation by Elizabeth Lechleitner
Adventist News Network

June 14, 2011
LSU statement regarding resignations and Bradley’s email by Larry Becker
La Sierra University

June 15, 2011
Blasphemy of a Different Kind by Steve Kolowich
Inside Higher Ed

June 17, 2011
LA SIERRA: Four resign after recording emerges by David Olson
Press Enterprise

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