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Immediate Release

Statement on Eric Walsh, MD, MPH, DrPH

The Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists [an administrative unit of the
Adventist Church encompassing Los Angeles, Ventura, and parts of Kern and Santa Barbara
Counties] is aware of recent media reports regarding Eric Walsh MD, MPH, DrPH. Dr. Walsh
serves the congregation of the Altadena Seventh-day Adventist Church as an associate pastor
on a part-time basis. However, he does not hold ministerial credentials from the Adventist
Church, does not speak on behalf of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, and as far we
know, does not represent his views as anything other than his own.

The Seventh-day Adventist church has a long history of defending the rights of everyone to
believe, practice and express their personal religious convictions.

Questions regarding exactly what Dr. Walsh said in previous years, their meaning, intent, and
whether or not he has changed his mind, should be addressed to Dr. Walsh.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that all people, regardless of race, gender, age,
creed, and sexual orientation, are children of God, whom he loves equally. As a Christian
community we are called to reflect and spread this love to all of His children.

Likewise, the Seventh-day Adventist Church strives to serve their local communities. The
Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that every human being is valuable in the sight of God,
and seeks to minister to all men and women in the spirit of Jesus.

May 6, 2014
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