Union allegedly used the vegetable okra in a giant haystack served to the public at the school’s inaugural Haystack Summit this past Saturday. Members of a visiting delegation from the GC immediately expressed their dismay at the use of the vegetable, accusing Union of “irresponsibly straying from the straight and narrow path” of Adventist tradition.
While admitting that okra was a somewhat unorthodox choice for a haystack ingredient, school administrators said that Union students from Mississippi had sold them on what they called a “delicious addition to this Adventist classic” while stressing that “diversity really adds flavor.”
The GC delegation remained unimpressed: “We made the trip to gather in fellowship with the Union family around the tenets of Adventist faith that define our unique experience: Fritos, black beans, rice, and shredded lettuce,” said GC Director of Culinary Heritage, Uber Bland. “Nowhere in our church manual is the use of okra encouraged or sanctioned.”
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“GC Director of Culinary Heritage, Uber Bland.” LOL!
That’s why I always sprinkle Little Debbie’s on my haystacks. They are so delicious with turnips and tofu.
This is a travesty. Nothing should be added to haystacks except guacamole and salsa!
Is this story true? If so, I think the General Conference is wasting time and money over non-issues.
Of course it is true… and if believe that – ask the GC if they will lower the price they are asking for the Gokden Gate Bridge, which the one in a lottery last month!
Hey Theo, you sound like the blind leading the blind.
Why would the GC denounce Union College for slipping okra into haystacks, but the GC hasn’t said a word about the coffee. The Union College website says that “Starbucks own high-quality coffee, made-to-order coffee drinks and teas . . . are offered.” http://www.Union.edu/campus/life/dining/
Union College students are raving about their wonderful coffee in their Clocktower publication. https://asb.ucollege.edu/node/151 Next thing you know, they’ll be serving fine cigars.
Nothing is wrong with coffee. I myself need to drink more of it before the next debate so I can at least appear to be awake. Hopefully they’ll also give me a hearing aide so I can hear my name called to go onto the stage.
WARNING: Henceforth, any Adventist caught drinking coffee, or even thinking about drinking coffee, shall be whipped with a wet noodle, beaten with a feather, and deported to Miami. (And if Donald Tramp is elected, you shall also be extradited to his jurisdiction for waterboarding and worse!)
If a man lusts after a cup of coffee, he hath committed adultery with Starbucks already in his heart.
The rule remains: Postum and carob. The Bible does not allow chocolate and coffee. The SBI is being ordered to investigate this matter. In case you didn’t know, the SBI is Teddy’s FBI-style Scriptural Bureau of Investigation. Union College may have to shape up or ship out!
All coffee at Union College will be heavily taxed in my administration to raise the $8 billion dollars needed to build the Great Wall of Mexico, unless of course, Mexico pays for it just because I tell them to. When I say “jump,” they only ask “how high?”
Something is wrong here. Leave the coffee alone, guys. Even my friends Wi Tu Lo and Bang Ding Ow believe this thread has veered off track and is about to crash. It’s about haystacks. Got it?
There are 3 Union Colleges in the United States, and this website leads to the one in New York, not Lincoln, Nebraska. Please people!
Getting back to haystacks, I personally like the General Conference prescribed recipe, and I would not deviate from it. Teddy Wilson knows exactly what he’s doing. Let’s dispel with the myth that he doesn’t know what he’s doing; he knows precisely what he is doing!
There you go again, Mark O. The 25-second memorized rote speech. That’s what Washington does to you. All you can do is robotically regurgitate sound-bytes crafted by speech-writers. You should be like me and drop out of the race.
Chris, don’t beat a dead horse. 🙂
No coffee, no fish, no beef or chicken , no chocolate and eating haystacks But bring on the pies , cakes and deserts What a mixed up bunch of people
Little Debbie’s all the way! The more sugar, fat, sodium, and empty calories, the healthier you will be!
The National Institutes of Health just published a report finding that excessive consumption of sugar and other carbohydrates is a major factor in obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, reporting that overdosing on sugar alone causes 200,000 premature deaths in America every year!
But Little Debbies knows better!
Adulterating haystacks with okra? Oh my lands! Adultery is a sin! Says so right there in the Ten Commandments! This has to be a sure sign of the End Times!
Agreed! This is the Omega of apostasy, and the beginning of Armageddon!
Okra usage is of no nutritional value in Haystacks. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Okra is only used in Gumbo down in Louisiana. Lotsa ham, etc. Touch not the unclean thang, y’all. Little Debbies served with Haystacks is OK wit me. Maybe the new hot dogs now being marked at Burger King is OK. They answer to a higher power. I’m goin’ to the GC cafeteria Tuesday, Feb. 16 and check it out. They are closed Fri-Mon for President’s Day. President Teddy, that is. What kind of dream is this or am I being carried off into vision?
Woe iz me!!!!
It’s no dream, poor Richard; it’s a delusion!
Hi, I’m John Elvis “Jeb” Brush. I eat haystacks with Little Debbie’s and brussels sprouts (not okra). Vote for me, and I’ll vote for you. And please don’t forget to attend your friends’ funerals, or they may not attend yours.
~ BREAKING NEWS ~
Southern Adventist University Announces 26th President
Collegedale, Tenn.– Today Southern Adventist University’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to formally invite Dr. Benjamin S. Carson to serve as the school’s 26th president. After much prayer, Carson has accepted the position.
“I am honored to follow Gordon Bietz who has provided Southern with 19 years of distinguished leadership,” Carson said. “I look forward to partnering with God and all who are associated with Southern to see how He will make a special school even more special.”
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, is no stranger to the campus, having donated his services to perform lobotomies on students and staff during a 17 year period in the ’80s and ’90s. Though an exact start date has yet to be determined, Dr. Carson looks forward to working alongside President Bietz in the months leading up to his retirement.
Accordingly, Dr. Carson has announced that he is suspending his campaign for nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. “Serving as President of Southern is a far greater honor than running for President of the United States, and I really like the Collegedale area a lot better than Washington, D.C.,” said Dr. Carson in a news release.
Never did care for haystacks much.
At least not without bacon bits…
Honey, bring me some Fri-Chik with a side of pork rinds!