There’s currently a lawsuit filed against Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary by a former female Old Testament prof who was fired by seminary president Paige Patterson. She charges that Patterson discriminated against her because she is a woman. Not surprisingly, she argues that when Patterson became president of SWBTS, he assured her that her job was safe, only to fire her later. Patterson lie? How can that be.
Equally disturbing as the fact that Patterson was quoted the following about women, “everyone should own one.” A phrase every Southerner knows used to be said about African-Americans (and probably still is)…is the fact that the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary leases property to the Republican Party. I can’t imagine how many of my Baptist forefathers and foremothers are rolling over in their graves right now. Misogyny—-yeah that’s terrible, but not really too unexpected. Church state issues—wow! But I’m honestly not too surprised.
Here’s a link to the lawsuit.
Here’s a link to discussion about the lawsuit at the SBC Outpost. The comments there are always a hoot!
Nevermind! Don’t waste your time at the Outpost. Not one reaction to the seminary leasing to the Republican Party.
Seems only Bruce Prescott and a guy named Mark Gstohl really care about the church/state issue.