would like this to be a comprehensive list. If you know of other
please suggest them here!
that we do not necessarily agree with the philosophy of all the
ministries below. To find out what we believe, please check our web
site. If this does not answer your questions, you may use
form to contact us with specific questions.
Adventist Position Statements on Homosexualit and Related
- We have
collected the various official statements of the Seventh-day
Adventist church on this page on our site.
Trinidad . Adventist. Gay?!
- We highly recommend
this blog by a young gay Adventist. His commentary is incisive
and insightful. You may not always agree with him, but he's sure
to challenge your thinking.
- AdventCircle Online
- Our own community for Adventist family and friends of gays
and lesbians. This is a sub-list of the larger,
list. The Adventist list is reserved for strictly
Adventist concerns, and most of the conversation takes place
on the larger GLOWcircle list.
- Adventist Leaders Address
- We have collected a number of articles, including those in
two issues of Ministry, the official Adventist
magazine for pastors. The Ministry articles were published
in the mid 1990's. Looking back, it is clear that they were far
ahead of their time.
Gay/Lesbian Ministry of the San Francisco Central Church
- We regret to report that this formerly official ministry to
gay and lesbian Adventists supervised by a church committee
is no longer functioning after administrative changes in the
San Francisco Central church. It used to offer customized
study questions for the Sabbath School lessons online for
gay and lesbian Adventists. We can only hope that another
urban church will take up the challenge to provide this sort
- In the meantime, you can study the regular Sabbath School
lesson online at the Sabbath
School Network. Clicking the "Current" link will take you
directly to this week's lesson. You can even discuss the
contents with others around the world on their email discussion
- GLADventist Online
- Our own discussion list particularly for homosexually
oriented Seventh-day Adventist who believe that sexual activity
is to be confined to heterosexual marriage.
- God's Rainbow
- Internet outreach formerly sponsored by the Adventist Gay
and Lesbian Ministries sponsored by the San
Francisco Central church. This site is now independent
and doesn't have much content yet. The webmaster,
Howard Holtz, has been in contact with Adventist leadership
at all levels, and we hope to see more content soon.
- Most established gay advocacy group using the Seventh-day
Adventist name after winning a law suit brought against it
by the Seventh-day Adventist church. It teaches that
same-gender sexual activity is not condemned anywhere in the
Bible and seeks recognition for gay marriages on a par with
heterosexual marriages. Has outreach on most SDA college
campuses, with gay-friendly professors referring students to
- Someone to Talk
- Ministry to Adventist family and friends of lesbians and
gays by Carrol Grady, aka Kate McLaughlin, author of My
Son, Beloved Stranger. Mrs. Grady currently (2009) fully supports gay
marriage and works hand-in-hand with SDAKinship.
- That Kind Can
- The web site with the same title as the book by Victor J.
Adamson (a pseudonym), a Seventh-day Adventist man with a
personal ministry. After a lengthy detour into gay life, he
is currently happily married to a warm, vibrant and
dedicated woman who "waited 32 years" for him to
ask her to marry him. He no longer considers himself
"gay" and writes from that perspective.
Please note: The author uses some current words and
attaches unique meanings to them. This is particularly true of
the word "orientation," as in "homosexual orientation." While in
today's society that refers to an underlying unchosen sexual
orientation, the author uses the word 'orientation' much like it
would be used in the sport of orienteering -- as a chosen
destination. This would make a homosexual orientation, a matter
of choice. (In the usual sense of the word, he admits that he
did not choose his attraction to men.) If you can will remember
his personal definitions, you may find much helpful material on
his website, if you understand the Bible to be God's revelation
of Himself and His will regarding our lives.