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BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- As a former Southwest Baptist University professor appeals his termination for allegedly accusing faculty colleagues of deviating from theological orthodoxy, the university has commissioned an "external peer assessment" to include "evaluations regarding orthodoxy" on the Bolivar, Mo., campus.
In the month since SBU's Nov. 28 termination of Clint Bass, associate professor of theology, online discussion has included a petition calling for the university's administration and trustees to "exonerate" Bass. As of midday today (Jan. 2), the petition had garnered more than 1,300 signatures and was accompanied by letters supporting Bass from professors at two Southern Baptist Convention seminaries. Read More