REGARDING THE NEW ANDREWS UNIVERSITY SURVEY OF PARENTS OF LESBIAN / GAY . CHILDREN:
Doctor Renee Drumm décades ago in her doctoral dissertation ( for her PHD at Andrews ). wrote a blistering, scathing account detailing the shabby, shoddy, shameful treatment of ADVENTIST lesbian / gay offspring by their parents, ( and also their congregations and their church schools ).
Children of rejecting parents have a hugely higher suicide rate.
Self respect, self worth and self esteem are paramount to a young person reaching successful adulthood — impossible when subjected to denigration, discrimination and despicable demeaning denouncements.
Hopefully Andrews, decades after Dr Drumm’s distinguished dissertation, has finally accepted the fact that lesbian / gay offspring growing up in a secular / atheist ACCEPTING household are infinitely better off than those raised in a humiliating, rejecting Adventist family.
And speaking of self worth and self esteem, those entities boldly ordaining our clergywomen, send a strong signal of validation to our young girls / women, telling them they are equally valued members of our church