Paige Patterson under fire for comments about divorce and abuse

  |  Source: Baptist News Global

The executive committee of the board of trustees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary issued a statement May 30 saying it had terminated Paige Patterson and denied him all the “benefits, right and privileges” the full board of trustees had granted when it removed him as president but granted him the titles of “president emeritus” and “theologian-in-residence.” The executive committee said it confirmed new information about Patterson’s mishandling of rape allegations at a school he served previously. (BP File Photo / Matt Miller)

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The president of a Southern Baptist Convention seminary 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 in the age of #MeToo.

Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, issued a statement April 29 accusing Internet critics of “deliberate misrepresentation of my position.”

On Sunday, the Washington Post carried a story quoting from an audio recording of part of a presentation Patterson gave at a meeting sponsored by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood—a group that advocates different but complementary roles for husbands and wives in marriage—in 2000.

Read it at Baptist News Global.

 

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