Spiritual Formation infiltrates Adventist Education

SPIRITUAL FORMATION AT ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

"We should protect the rights of homosexual persons" (Roy Gane, Tuesday Choice: The Old Testament and Homosexuality, Andrews University, 5 Mar 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6KGuJr7jLY, minute 22):

SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN THE SABBATH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

"I’m sure Jesus looks approvingly on ‘loving, monoganamous, and committed’ homosexual sodomy". (Clifford Goldstein, see screenshot below)

PRACTICES WHAT HE PREACHES

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works"  (Matthew 5:16, Holy Bible):  "I loved Leaves of Grass" (Clifford Goldstein, It is so, Adventist Review, 16 Jan 2014), "which celebrates the soul through the trope of fellatio: ‘Loafe with me on the grass, loose the stop from your throat, / … Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice’.  Leaves of Grass, the title Whitman gave his collected poems, pivots upon this dalliance with a young man in the grass." (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied Resource Office, Walt Whitman, University of Illinois Springfield, http://www.uis.edu/lgbtqa/WaltWhitman/"Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen". (John 3:11 NIV, Holy Bible)

CHURCH MEMBER HEARS ELDER GOLDSTEIN'S TESTIMONY

Sister Alicia Johnston "grew up in the Adventist church, and she loves the church’s values and traditions, such as a commitment to the environment and weekly observance of the sabbath".

BATTLED TEMPTATION

"She had always known she was not straight but had long decided she would live her life as if she were heterosexual and never pursue dating or relationships with women."   (Bisexual Adventist And Former Pastor Alicia Johnston Contemplates Ministry After Coming Out, 13 May 2017, https://epeak.info/2017/05/13/bisexual-adventist-and-former-pastor-alicia-johnston-contemplates-ministry-after-coming-out/)

But then she started reading the Sabbath School Quarterly, and "eventually went to seminary"  (Bisexual Adventist And Former Pastor Alicia Johnston Contemplates Ministry After Coming Out, 13 May 2017, https://epeak.info/2017/05/13/bisexual-adventist-and-former-pastor-alicia-johnston-contemplates-ministry-after-coming-out/), where Dr. Gane sowed the seeds of gay rights activism in her fertile mind.

"After a lifetime of certainty that the Bible provided a clear case against same-sex marriage and relationships, she was shocked to find things weren’t so simple."  (Bisexual Adventist And Former Pastor Alicia Johnston Contemplates Ministry After Coming Out, 13 May 2017, https://epeak.info/2017/05/13/bisexual-adventist-and-former-pastor-alicia-johnston-contemplates-ministry-after-coming-out/)(see graphic at left) 

THE "MINISTRY" OF ELDER CLIFFORD GOLDSTEIN AND DR. ROY GANE

Since "The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher" (Luke 6:40 NIV, Holy Bible),  "she decided to come out", "explaining two things: One, that through study 

OF THE QUARTERLY AND AT ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

and prayer she had embraced a theology that affirms and includes LGBT people, and two, she herself was bisexual." (Bisexual Adventist And Former Pastor Alicia Johnston Contemplates Ministry After Coming Out, 13 May 2017, https://epeak.info/2017/05/13/bisexual-adventist-and-former-pastor-alicia-johnston-contemplates-ministry-after-coming-out/)

The Seminary even has a sex goddess in residence.  (see graven image of Hathor, at left, in the Siegfried H. Horn Museum)

UNUSUAL SEXUAL PRACTICES

"Hathor had a complex relationship with Ra. At times she is the eye of Ra and considered his daughter, but she is also considered Ra's mother. She absorbed this role from another cow goddess Mehet-Weret ("Great flood") who was the mother of Ra in a creation myth and carried him between her horns. As a mother she gave birth to Ra each morning on the eastern horizon and as wife she conceives through union with him each day."  (Hathor, Wikipedia)

BUT AT THE SEMINARY, "THEY'RE JUST EXPLORING THEIR SEXUALITIES" 

"Flame of Yahweh offers a thorough exploration of gender relationships and sexual activity in the Old Testament. Topics include sexuality in Eden, the elevation vs. the denigration of women, exclusivity vs. adultery and premarital sex, permanence vs. divorce and remarriage, intimacy vs. incest, and sexuality in the Song of Songs."

"Richard Davidson provides a meticulously researched work that makes extensive use of other ancient Near Eastern documents on subjects ranging from homosexuality to gender relations." https://www.amazon.com/Flame-Yahweh-Sexuality-Old-Testament/dp/0801046025

And yes, Dick Davidson is on faculty at the Seminary.  (see graphic at left)

So really, whatever you're into, come to the Seminary and explore what it means to be you.

The faculty will be supportive, and they'll never wag a "thus saith the Lord" in you face.

'Cuz they don't believe so much themselves.






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