Seventh-Gay Adventists the Movie

Posted on March 27, 2012

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The producers of the movie, Seventh-Gay Adventists, have finished their work and are preparing to show the film in three locations (near Pacific Union College, near Union College, and near Avondale).  The reason this movie is not being shown at our Adventist schools is because the homosexual lifestyle goes against the Word of God.

Here is what one of the movie’s producers said at the beginning of the month…

Even though we’re still finalizing the film, we’ve had six private work-in-progress screenings: three here in the Bay Area, one in Columbus, one in Chattanooga, and one in the Loma Linda area. The response has been beyond what we have hoped and prayed for, and it’s incredibly satisfying to see these stories that we’ve been transformed by start to work in the hearts of others. After a private screening here in San Francisco for a group of about 60 Adventist theologians and religion teachers, the feedback that we kept hearing was, The tone of this film and the story approach is the best way to move this conversation forward in a positive way in the church regardless of theological differences. [READ MORE]

FACT: As Adventists, we need to be more accepting and loving towards those who are struggling with dangerous addictions and habits.  Homosexuals, alcoholics, drug addicts, etc. need to always feel welcome in our churches.

Seventh-day Adventist Position Statement on Homosexuality

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that every human being is valuable in the sight of God, and we seek to minister to all men and women in the spirit of Jesus. We also believe that by God’s grace and through the encouragement of the community of faith, an individual may live in harmony with the principles of God’s Word.

Seventh-day Adventists believe that sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of a man and a woman. This was the design established by God at creation. The Scriptures declare: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24, NIV). Throughout Scripture this heterosexual pattern is affirmed. The Bible makes no accommodation for homosexual activity or relationships. Sexual acts outside the circle of a heterosexual marriage are forbidden (Lev. 20:7-21; Rom. 1:24-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-11). Jesus Christ reaffirmed the divine creation intent: “‘Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?” So they are no longer two, but one'” (Matt. 19:4-6, NIV). For these reasons Adventists are opposed to homosexual practices and relationships.

Seventh-day Adventists endeavor to follow the instruction and example of Jesus. He affirmed the dignity of all human beings and reached out compassionately to persons and families suffering the consequences of sin. He offered caring ministry and words of solace to struggling people, while differentiating His love for sinners from His clear teaching about sinful practices.

This statement was voted during the Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee on Sunday, October 3, 1999 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Let’s stand up for Jesus in the Adventist Church whenever truth is being trampled upon.  As we do so, we must make sure we speak up with an attitude of love in a Christ-like way.