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Sun May 6, 2018, 05:25 PM

Religious RW founder Seminary Head Revokes PhD Student's Job and Tuition Money After Critical Tweet

As we posted earlier in the week, Paige Patterson, the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and current president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is under fire after audio from 2000 resurfaced in which he gave awful advice to women married to abusive men.

He said that divorce wasn’t an option, that their first response should be prayer, that they should be aware that the violence may get worse but keep praying anyway, etc. He also put the onus on wives to change their husbands’ behavior.
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For that tweet, Patterson fired Montgomery from his $40,000-a-year catering manager job at the school as well as revoked his $7,000-a-year tuition break.

[Montgomery], who recorded the meeting where he was fired, was told that his tweet did not exhibit loyalty to the seminary and that it did not reflect the institutional voice.

“Public disagreement does not align with Scripture,” a document outlining Montgomery’s termination states.


http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/05/05/seminary-head-revokes-ph-d-students-job-and-tuition-money-after-critical-tweet/

Basically, the co-founder of the modern Religious right movement has also founded a cult of personality in which everyone must agree with him, even if it's about ignoring marital violence.

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muriel_volestrangler May 2018 OP
AJT May 2018 #1
Anon-C May 2018 #4
Thomas Hurt May 2018 #2
Nitram May 2018 #3
MineralMan May 2018 #5
safeinOhio May 2018 #6

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:38 PM

1. Well, you know, Jesus never publicly disagreed with the elders of his faith

......oh wait, he did....a lot.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:22 PM

4. That part!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:45 PM

2. "Public disagreement does not align with Scripture," doesn't align with your...

Christofascist authoritarianism.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:51 PM

3. I don't care what religious nuts do to each other.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:50 PM

5. And that's how they fail, one idiot pastor at a time.

My opinion, of course...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:55 PM

6. Another Southern Baptist

they didn’t hold under water long enough.

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