SO THEY HAVE A LARGE SACRED GROVE
"It has been observed that among the Indo-Europeans, the most ancient temples that were dedicated to the gods were sacred groves". (G. Alexander, The Druids: A Comparative Study of Indo-European Pagan Practice, p 35)(see graphic at left)
SURE THE BIBLE FORBADE THIS
"Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God". (Deuteronomy 16:21, Holy Bible) So the grove is located conveniently to the altars in Pioneer Memorial Church and the Seminary Hall chapel.
HOLY BIBLE VS. ANDREWS "PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY"
"And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods". (Deuteronomy 12:3, Holy Bible)(as seen at right)
SO THE TEMPLE AT ANDREWS HAS A LOVELY IDOL
That's "Hathor, the mother goddess (often interchangeable with Isis in this regard), was associated with love, fertility (in all its forms), music, dance, and alcohol." (per graphic at bottom from Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University)(see also sex goddess idol from the Temple at Andrews, at immediate right)
"IN ALL ITS FORMS" -- INCLUDING GAY LOVE
"We should protect the rights of homosexual persons". (Roy Gane, Tuesday Choice: The Old Testament and Homosexuality, Andrews University, 5 Mar 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6KGuJr7jLY, minute 22)
THE SABBATH SCHOOL QUARTERLY HAS HIS BACK
"I’m sure Jesus looks approvingly on ‘loving, monoganamous, and committed’ homosexual sodomy". (Clifford Goldstein, see screenshot below)
AND NOW OTHER CLOSETED THEOLOGIANS STARTED COMING OUT THICK AND FAST
"through study and prayer she had embraced a theology that affirms and includes LGBT people, and two, she herself was bisexual." (Bisexual Adventist And Former Pastor Alicia Johnston Contemplates Ministry After Coming Out, 13 May 2017, https://epeak.info/2017/05/13/bisexual-adventist-and-former-pastor-alicia-johnston-contemplates-ministry-after-coming-ou
AND YES, CLIFFORD DOES PRACTICE WHAT HE PREACHES
"I loved Leaves of Grass" (Clifford Goldstein, It is so, Adventist Review, 16 Jan 2014), "which celebrates the soul through the trope of fellatio: ‘Loafe with me on the grass, loose the stop from your throat, / … Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice’. Leaves of Grass, the title Whitman gave his collected poems, pivots upon this dalliance with a young man in the grass." (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied Resource Office, Walt Whitman, University of Illinois Springfield, http://www.uis.edu/lgbtqa/WaltWhitman/)
BUT THERE WERE SOME WHO ABUSED THE NEW-FOUND FREEDOM
During her time at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy, she had developed a fondness for joints.
In those days, management frowned on these pleasures, so she desperately searched the scriptures for an answer to her predicament.
AND FOUND ONE VERSE
"What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them." (Matthew 15:11 NIV, Holy Bible)
A verse that Elder Goldstein is fond of reciting when he's out in those fields of grass.
HE TELLS PEOPLE IT'S A CHURCH-GROWTH STRATEGY
"With many local SDA churches experiencing membership decline, we puzzle over the reasons people leave. What if, instead, we focused on those who stay: what makes them come back to church week after week?" (see tweet at left)
What if more churches offered premium weed to worshipers like the Island Chef?
Or a gay-affirming environment to worshipers like Clifford, with plenty of opportunities to meet good-looking men?
Clifford's Use of Disguise
Deviant Theologies gain Foothold in Adventism
From David Koresh to Clifford Goldstein -- Brilliant, but little understood thought leaders / With cultic tendencies
Is Moochery forbidden by Scripture?
Clifford falls out of love with the Sabbath
Spiritual Formation Orgy at the General Conference
Now Clifford is Uncomfortable with the Doctrine of the Second Coming (Wonder why?)
Conservative Adventists get all Accusatory with Clifford