You ask what lessons I learn from that history?
Referring to the fact that the Anglican Church was anti gay/ homophobic, and was largely responsible for instituting anti gay legislation, making homosexuality a criminal offense, and in some countries, punishable by death — the British colonized huge swaths of the planet this Impacting the daily lives of millions.
What lessons do I learn ?
William Nel are you tone deaf ??
There are none so blind as those who will not see!!
Do you not perceive that the same beliigerant homophobia is alive and well in Adventism??
Were you unaware that the largest “compliance “. committee instituted by homophobic Ted Wilson was focused on homosexuality??
William Noel, are you one of those Neanderthals who still believe that our gay / lesbian offspring, deliberately choose to be gay? Instead of being born that way, with ZERO input of their own??
Are you deliberately unaware that the sordid shaming and shunning of our gay youth has resulted in countless suicidée??
So the lesson I learn from the criminalization of gays in India and East Africa, directly resulting from the Christianity, imposed on the local populations by the Anglican Church, has similar present and immediate effects on our own Adventist gay/ lesbian / transgender children / teenagers
The lesson I learn, kind sir is that instead of a “compliance “ committee about to engage in an anti gay witch hunt, we should emulate the Methodists, , who currently have their own committee , named THE WAY FORWARD COMMITTEE, whose sole goal is to be more inclusive, loving and supportive of their LGBT members!!