For starters you continue to describe Lee Grismer as the …

Comment on La Sierra University gets 3-year AAA Accreditation by Sean Pitman.

For starters you continue to describe Lee Grismer as the department chair of biology. He was replaced a long time ago by John Perumal who is an ardent creationist.

Thank you for your balancing comments. It is indeed a step in the right direction to replace Lee Grismer with John Perumal as chairman of the department.

I think, perhaps, that some of the frustration expressed in this forum and others is that there isn’t very much transparency as to what steps have been taken by LSU to fix what was a very clear and obvious long-standing problem. It would be nice, for example, to have a published list of the lectures that LSU will present on origins in its science and even religion departments. A clear effort on the part of LSU to present the Adventist position on origins in a favorable light (as is taking place at SAU and SWAU) would be a significant step forward…

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Yet, you say, “Who cares if it is written into law”? You should care. Everyone should care. It’s a very important law in this country. The idea that the organized church could have changed vaccine mandates simply isn’t true – particularly given the nature of certain types of jobs dealing with the most vulnerable in society (such as health care workers for example).

Beyond this, the GC Leadership did, in fact, write in support of personal religious convictions on this topic – and there are GC lawyers who have and continue to write personal letters in support of personal religious convictions (even if these personal convictions are at odds with the position of the church on a given topic). Just because the GC leadership also supports the advances of modern medicine doesn’t mean that the GC leadership cannot support individual convictions at the same time. Both are possible. This is not an inconsistency.