@RLLJ RE: Question: Why would a gay/homosexual individual press this situation with the Bible believing SDA administration that uses the Bible as a guideline for christian living.
You could ask the same question of slave-owners who use the bible to support slavery, since it doesn’t condemn slavery and in fact gives regulations for slave ownership - different if you own a human from your own country or a foreigner - and it tells slaves to be loyal to their masters and to be comforted in the fact that they’ll have a better life in heaven. Why would anyone suggest that enslaving humans is bad?
You could ask the same question of a father who wants to sell his teenage daughter into white slavery, as prescribed in the bible. Why would you suggest that is bad?
Or of a man that intends to take is deceased brother’s wife as his own second wife, as prescribed in the bible. Why would you suggest that’s not right? I mean, if he doesn’t take his sister-in-law as a second wife, that would be a sin.
Or of a man or woman who, after a previous divorce, decides to get married and so live in a perpetual state of sinful adultery, as taught by Jesus in Mark. We really should change our church rules to avoid any second marriages - and perhaps void all those marriages, shouldn’t we? You know, to comply with biblical teachings?
Also, for some reason the church says that incest is bad. Not sure why as the Genesis account indicates it’s just fine: Cain and Abel must have married their sisters, and their children must have married either their siblings or their cousins. Noah’s grandchildren must have married either their siblings or their cousins. Abraham married his half-sister when there were many other women around - and then twice sold her into white slavery to different rulers, after lying and saying she was his sister and omitting the fact that she was also his wife. Both times he made off like a bandit with new cattle, donkeys, male and female slaves, and camels. And 25 lbs of silver for her on the last occasion! So, good on him! Why does the church forbid incest when the bible clearly describes it as normal?
Also, concubines. Why does the church not allow concubines? Abraham raped the slave girl/concubine Hagar that Sarah ‘gave’ him in order to have a son, who was later blessed by Yahweh. And then after Sarah died had six more sons with one of his favorite concubines, Keturah. Then later he sent the sons of all his concubines away - including Keturah’s sons. It seems contrary to bible teachings to suggest we shouldn’t have concubines. Yahweh approved of Abraham’s concubines and their sons. We should really tell the church leaders…
Yes, we really should follow all of the teachings in the bible, which collectively amount to a guide for christian living.