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Seventh-day Adventist University names new economics centre after abortionist
The Seventh-day Adventist website ADvindicate has recently drawn attention to the fact that La Sierra University has named a new economics centre after abortionist and gambling magnate Edward C. Allred, who in 1980 claimed to have personally aborted a quarter of a million babies in twelve years.
In 2010, La Sierra, a Seventh-day Adventist University in Riverside, California, established the Edward C. Allred Center to promote free market economics among high school students. The centre‚Äôs abortionist namesake founded the Family Planning Associates Medical Group in 1969, a chain of abortion clinics that reportedly makes $70 million in revenue and $5 million in profit annually.
‚ÄúIt hardly seems possible that La Sierra University, which still purports to be a Seventh-day Adventist school, would name anything after a man who has left such a trail of wreckage in his wake,‚ÄĚ wrote David Read of...
As a very, very ex-SDA, I am not so surprised. KCMA in OH, another Med School of the church performed abortions from at least the 90's. SDA-ville, aka Berrien Spring, regularly accepted aborted babies for their biology classes. They follow Jesus, yes. They use the KJV or NKJV, yes. They will TELL you they stand in Jesus alone. But that's only because Ellen G. White told them to. Of course, this sort of debacle isn't special to the SDA's (Bob Jones, Calvin college have had their issues.). It's just that SDA's aren't who they think they are.
Can you say, "follow the money?" How many other places have buildings named after people who were not perfect, or close to it! Another conflict here is the "free-market" focus when Adventists are restricted by laws that Paul made fun of, "Don't touch, don't eat (caffeine, meat)". You would think Allred would have funded a new building in Washington DC for the Cato Foundation or Hillsdale College.