Paige Patterson under fire for comments about divorce and abuse

  |  Source: Baptist News Global

Paige Patterson (File Photo by 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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