Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary severed ties with Paige Patterson because he lied about a rape claim at a North Carolina school he served previously and mishandled a sexual abuse claim in 2015 at the Fort Worth school, the chair of the seminary’s trustee board said.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary cut remaining ties to its former president, Paige Patterson, stripping him of titles and benefits after the trustees’ executive committee confirmed “new information” about how he mishandled rape allegations at a school he served previously.
Southern Baptists continue to deal with the fallout of the Southwestern Seminary trustees’ decision to remove Paige Patterson as president but allow him to continue to live on campus and hold an honorary position.
Longtime Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson, embroiled in controversy over past remarks about domestic violence and his descriptions of women, issued an apology.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
More than 2,000 Southern Baptist women have signed an open letter asking the trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary “to take a strong stand against unbiblical teaching regarding womanhood, sexuality, and domestic violence.”
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
Prompted by controversy surrounding Paige Patterson’s remarks about spousal abuse, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees will gather for a called meeting May 22.
A federal judge ruled May 3 that a sexual molestation lawsuit against former Southern Baptist Convention leader Paul Pressler must return to state court in Texas. (via Baptist News Global)
By Bob Allen / Baptist News Global
Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, has defended an 18-year-old recording describing his counsel to a woman in an abusive marriage that is finding a new audience on social media. (via Baptist News Global)
An “Unshakable Pursuit” to know Christ more, show his love unconditionally, and make disciples who make disciples will be the theme unpacked at the Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and annual meeting, June 10–11.
By Julie Walters / Woman's Missionary Union
Going into this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, President Steve Gaines acknowledged Southern Baptists face some critical decisions in the days and months ahead.
By Baptist Press Staff
A Rockwall pastor and an East Texas laywoman are on the six-member search committee charged with nominating the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.
By David Roach and Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
An attorney in Washington state says he resigned a position working for the longtime law partner of former Judge Paul Pressler after the co-founder of a 20th-century movement to shift the Southern Baptist Convention to the right solicited him for sexual activity.