Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bible-College Professor Leaves Job After Criticizing Church Over Sex Scandal

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 21st, 2015

A professor at a small Bible college in Florissant, Mo., who has been a vocal critic of a local church’s handling of a sex-abuse scandal said the matter had prompted him to resign from his job at St. Louis Christian College, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The professor, Douglas Lay, had been a member of the First Christian Church of Florissant, which has close ties to the college, according to the newspaper. He and others in the church’s congregation argued that church leaders had mishandled allegations against a former youth minister who pleaded guilty to charges of statutory sodomy.
In a letter to the college’s president, Mr. Lay said he was departing “in recognition of the difficult position this whole situation places you and the institution in.” The church’s pastor told the newspaper he had just learned of the resignation and had little knowledge of it.

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