Ryan J. Bell born September 26,  is an American former Seventh-day Adventist pastor  who became an atheist after spending a "year without God" as an experiment. He has publicly spoken about his experiences before, during, and after this year, and he wrote about it in his blog "Year Without God" later hosted by Patheos. Bell was born in Parma, Ohio , and spent his childhood in Loma Linda, a California suburb  largely populated by Seventh-day Adventists.
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Homosexuality and Seventh-day Adventism - Wikipedia
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Ryan J. Bell
City of Pasadena's Public Health Director Eric Walsh, who is also an associate pastor at the Altadena Seventh-day Adventist Church, has come under intense criticism for comments made in sermons he delivered in church. Walsh on paid administrative leave while the city investigates his sermons. The Board reconsidered its decision when it found there were photographs circulating on internet gossip sites of Black, who is homosexual, having sex with his boyfriend. This came on the heels of a revelation that PCC had offered a class on pornography, and that the teacher had invited porn stars to speak to the class, and that the teacher admitted having had sex with his students.
If you said someone was evangelical you knew pretty much what you were getting — inerrancy of the Bible, importance of preaching, a focus on evangelism, warnings of hell and most of all — opposition to gay marriage. Being anti-same sex marriage and evangelicalism used to be synonymous, so much so that when Steve Chalke announced he backed the change in law his church Oasis was kicked out of the Evangelical Alliance. While still far from the mainstream and the overwhelming majority of self-described evangelicals are still opposed to gay marriage, there are a growing list of pastors who describe themselves as evangelical and yet support same sex couples.