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  1. Linda Miles
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    My husband and I know genuine lesbian and gay Christians. Many are good friends and all are making this world a better place. Kudos to the Seventh Day Adventists for opening their hearts to God’s LGBTI children!

  2. Minor breakthrough for Jamaica’s powerful Adventists – St. Paul's Foundation – The Official Website

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  3. Michigan Adventist Elementary School Teacher Embezzles Over $200,000 — and More News Shorts | WTLM Autodesk

    […] Jamaican Pastor Apologizes for Violent Anti-gay Remarks. During a recent event at Northern Caribbean University, Pastor Omar Oliphant favorably cited the lyrics of one of Jamaica’s most popular “murder-music” songs that calls for the shooting death of gays. The incident was condemned by a writer to the Jamaica Gleaner. The university posted a response, defending the pastor and taking issue with, among other things, “alternative sexual practices and evolution.” That response was condemned by a Jamaica Gleaner newspaper editorial, saying, “The church’s interpretation of Christian values may not include an acceptance of gay love. But neither do we expect it to include hatred of people because of who they choose to love nor inciting violence if that love is between persons of the same sex.” The pastor later offered an apology: “We hold that all people, no matter what their sexual orientation, are children of God. We do not condone singling out any group for scorn and derision, let alone abuse or violence.” Seventh-day Adventists are the largest Christian group in Jamaica and count the country’s Governor General, Prime Minister, Speaker of the House, and other senior government officials among their membership. From Erasing 76 Crimes, “Minor breakthrough for Jamaica’s powerful Adventists.” […]

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