On May 23, 2018, the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) met over the recent public controversy of Paige Patterson’s past statements connected to domestic violence and the outward appearance of a teenage girl.
One would surmise that the Board of Trustees of SWBTS would perform their due diligence through a systematic evidentiary hearing and an evaluation of information readily available to them thereby ensuring that the right decision is made.
After more than twelve hours, the Board of Trustees had made their decision: Paige Patterson was named president emeritus, would continue to receive compensation, and he and his wife Dorothy would continue to live on campus in Fort Worth, Texas as “theologians in residence at the Baptist Heritage Center.”
On May 30th, the Board of Trustees fired Paige Patterson because “new evidence” was uncovered regarding an allegation that in 2003 he wrongly dealt with an alleged rape by concealing it.
However, it’s apparent that there’s more to this than meets the eye.
Sharayah Colter, once a student at SWBTS and “most recently as wife to” Paige Patterson’s “chief of staff, Scott Colter” has written an amazing and eye-opening article for SBC Issues (see linked article below).
Sharayah Colter’s “facts” should leave you with the same feeling it left me; something is afoot within the Southern Baptist Convention and the South Western Baptist Theological Seminary.
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