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A New Book on Full LGBT+ Equality is Receiving the Praises from Many Seventh-day Adventist Pastors

07-07-2021 05:24 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

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A New Book on Full LGBT+ Equality is Receiving the Praises from

Alicia Johnston is a former pastor from the Arizona Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She resigned from the ministry after coming out as a member of the LGBT+ community. She has now published a new book called “The Bible & LGBTQ Adventists” which, according to her, “challenges the prevailing SDA beliefs.” Alicia Johnston calls for “full affirmation of same-sex marriage and transgender identity.” She says that it is NOT “biblical to oppose same-sex marriage or transgender identity” and that Seventh-day Adventists have “gotten this question completely wrong.”

What is most concerning about this is that this new LGBT+ affirming theology book has the support of former and current pastors and church administrators. There is a section on Alicia Johnston’s page that lists current Adventist ministers who “endorse” her book. The following names are listed on the fundraising page for the new book “The Bible & LGBTQ Adventists” as those who endorse her views:

• Reinder Bruinsma, retired Adventist pastor and administrator in the Netherlands, scholar, and author
• John McClarty, Adventist Pastor at Green Lake Church
• Chris Blake, Pastor, San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay Seventh-day Adventist Churches
• Stephen Chavez, Adventist pastor and long-time Assistant Editor for Adventist Review and Adventist World
• Anonymous Adventist Pastor in the Atlantic Union
• Anonymous Adventist Pastor in the Southern Union
• Anonymous Adventist Pastor in Pacific Union

Then we have Pastor Kevin McGill who is the pastor of the Troy Seventh-day Adventist in Troy, ID. Pastor Kevin is not only promoting Alicia Johnston’s book, but he is also directing people to Alicia Johnston’s fundraising page. He also says he met Alicia while studying at an “Adventist Seminary” in “Berrien Springs Michigan.”

Here we have unbelieving pastors who are paid with sacred tithe money supporting the full inclusion and equal status of LGBT+ people with full rights to ministry, ordination and leadership positions. This is an effort to detach ourselves from truth and righteousness towards pure secularism and worldliness. We are witnessing in Adventism the heretical denial of the will of God for men, women and marriage, as revealed by God at creation. This development shows how low God’s doctrinal and moral standards have fallen in many places within the church. Instead of leaving the movement, as Alicia Johnston did, these apostate pastors stay to impose their heresy while undermining the clear teachings of God’s word.

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