December 20, 2009

Seventh-day Adventist sued for $5 million

from the Bad Eagle Journal

Speaking of Seventh-day Adventists ... It seems like the Seventh-day Adventist folks are good at shuffling around their personnel at crunch time. Don’t like the way their youth “teachers” are treated by the local authorities and the local press, why not move them to another state? into a different youth academy? It helps if one has a father in high places too, don’t you think? Seems like the Seventh-day Adventist are not immune from black collar crime, no matter having a so-called father in high places.

Andrew McPherson, a former teacher at Pleasant Hill (CA) Adventist Academy, and the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists are being sued for $5 million by a former student at the school in the mid-1990s.

The woman, listed as Jane Doe in a complaint, was 13 when the alleged abuse started. McPherson is a registered sex offender in Idaho whose father is president of the church’s Idaho conference. The Complaint said sexually explicit comments escalated into unwanted groping, fondling and kissing, culminating in a choking incident on campus in 1996. McPherson was then transferred to the church’s Reno Junior Academy in Nevada, where he was later convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old female student at the academy, said a 1998 report in Reno Gazette-Journal.

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"Sad ... David Yeagley, known to many as a columnist for David Horowitz's, delivers a bizarre anti-Muslim tirade in his latest blog post. I find this very hard to believe. This is not the guy I used to know back in the late 70s and early 80s when we both attended the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church--when he was working on his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School(!). I really feel sorry for him. "