"The King’s College president Dinesh D’Souza now faces his board’s likely questions about his relationship to a woman not his wife"

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Jim's picture

http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2005Meetings/July2005/0705heppa1.htm

 

http://tkc.edu/ is owned by Campus Crusade for Christ

The King’s College is a Regents-chartered independent college offering an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Business Management.  The College will discontinue its B.S. program in Organizational Management in 2011, a B.S. program in Marketing in 2006, and a B.S. program in Childhood Education, date to be determined. The College was initially established in Briarcliff Manor, New York, and was authorized to confer degrees in 1955. It ceased operation in December 1994 due to financial difficulties.  However, the College’s charter remained in force.  In 1997, the Regents amended the charter to make the Campus Crusade for Christ the sole member of the corporation.

Jay's picture

This is very disappointing, and I am saddened to hear of it.  I agree with Paul that it would be difficult for him to remain in his position at Kings, and hope that he gracefully resigns as soon as possible in order to cause the least amount of harm to the name of Christ and Kings College.

I also hope that he can reconcile with his wife (not his mistress, even though 'nothing happened') and rebuild his wrecked marriage.

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by the brazenness of it all! Did he think no one would pay attention to the fact that he had a woman staying in the same room with him.

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Jim's picture

http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-kings-college-taps-apologist-dines...

 

More about his background in the above link:

Article mentions that CCC was trying to spin it off to be independent of them. Not clear if that has occurred:

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D’Souza’s arrival to The King’s College comes as the school transitions into becoming an independent entity after twelve years of support from Campus Crusade for Christ. The college was re-established in New York City in 1999 after going bankrupt in 1994 and has been paying off the institution’s debts with the help of CCC. In 1997, the college’s charter was amended to make CCC the sole member of the corporation.

Recently, The King’s College’s Board of Directors and Campus Crusade for Christ’s Board of Directors voted to begin a process toward launching The King’s College as an independent entity.
“With full ownership and new leadership, The King’s College has the opportunity to focus exclusively on its mission of educating biblically-based thinkers poised to produce change throughout society,” said CCC President Steve Douglass in Monday’s announcement. “We’re proud to be a part of the history of The King’s College and to have played a role in helping it become what it is today.”

 

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The Right-wing Rivalry Behind Dinesh D’Souza’s “Sex” Scandal

Additional information on World’s editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky - Dinesh D’Souza rivalry

With his high profile in the conservative world, Olasky was the face of King’s, and in 2010 he declared that one of his roles as provost was to make sure that the school “remains firmly in the Protestant, evangelical tradition.” Not long after, King’s hired D’Souza to serve as the school’s president. D’Souza sometimes identifies as an evangelical, sometimes as a Catholic, and his hiring raised eyebrows in the Christian press. Those eyebrows lifted even further when, just a few months after D’Souza’s hiring, Olasky resigned his position.

Olasky’s vague explanation for his departure didn’t help matters. When Christianity Today contacted him about the resignation, Olasky replied: “It will come as no surprise to you that Dinesh D’Souza and I have different ideas about some things. I’d like to leave it at that and not do an interview.” Those differences certainly extend to the theological orientation of King’s, although Christianity Today reported that D’Souza signed an evangelical statement of faith before coming aboard as president. But it’s also very likely that a school of two-dozen faculty is simply too small for two such forceful and uncompromising personalities.

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Let me get this straight...the president of a Christian college who specializes in Christian apologetics "had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced, even though in a state of separation and in divorce proceedings"? Really?!?

And why would the King's College board select as its president a man who would be separated from his wife upon his accepting the position? Why choose someone whose domestic life does not reflect the biblical ideal? What kind of message does that send to the college students, the constituency, the Christian community, and the secular world he seems to be so careful to avoid scandalizing?

 

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BryanBice wrote:

Let me get this straight...the president of a Christian college who specializes in Christian apologetics "had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced, even though in a state of separation and in divorce proceedings"? Really?!?

And why would the King's College board select as its president a man who would be separated from his wife upon his accepting the position? Why choose someone whose domestic life does not reflect the biblical ideal? What kind of message does that send to the college students, the constituency, the Christian community, and the secular world he seems to be so careful to avoid scandalizing?

I think we assume too much about people's understanding and implementation of Scriptural principles. There are pastors and other kinds of 'Christian leadership' all over America who have HUGE moral and ethical issues, and they not only maintain their positions without blinking, they have no fear of removal.

Chip Van Emmerik's picture

I know you are right Susan, but would they claim ignorance that such actions were even frowned upon by the Christian commuinty?

Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things?

Susan R's picture

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Chip Van Emmerik wrote:

I know you are right Susan, but would they claim ignorance that such actions were even frowned upon by the Christian commuinty?

what people are ignorant of- and I mean 'ignorant' in the sense of not being aware of something, not in the sense of being stupid. People get into a niche and have no idea what is going on outside of it. 

But I digress. I think he sounds disingenuous, but I can't say his version of events isn't possible. His explanation is just as credible as the accusations at this point. 

JT Hoekstra's picture

Does anyone here have a piece of paper saying they are licensed to practice marital law in California or New York?

 

Stop gossiping. 

 

JobK's picture

If there was a history to the relationship of World Magazine and D'Souza, it certainly looks like World Magazine was vindicated. The problem is that it took someone with a pre-existing history with D'Souza to get done what should have been done in the first place. I read the comments on World Magazine that spoke of its having an axe to grind with D'Souza. Well, why didn't the people who DIDN'T have problems with D'Souza raise this issue? The way that this played out is far more positive for World Magazine and Olasky than it is for people who had better relationships and opinions of D'Souza, knew about this situation and kept silent, refusing to do the right thing. If one is going to raise the issue that World Magazine had some sort of animus or bias against D'Souza, then would it have been better had World Magazine not exposed this at all, and things continued to go on as they had been? If so, how is that any different from Bill Clinton claiming that the real issue wasn't his own behavior, but the hateful conservatives attempting to destroy him because they opposed his administration and agenda? (Even if your position is that D'Souza didn't do what Clinton did, D'Souza is being held to a higher standard.)

And I will lay my cards on the table ... I agree with Olasky. Kings College is a Protestant institution. D'Souza has never renounced Roman Catholicism. He was able to assent to King's College's creed, but only because the creed doesn't contain anything that would explicitly preclude most Catholics. Like most modern evangelicals Olasky has some degree of sympathy for ecumenism, but having a guy who is straddling the fence between Catholicism and Protestantism because it is convenient as president of a conservative evangelical college simply should not be done.

Also, there is the issue of his qualifications, which are zero. D'Souza possesses a B.A> in English. That is the entirety of his educational credentials. No advanced degrees at all, and nothing in religion, theology, divinity ... anything. And D'Souza has no background in professional ministry ... not a pastor, missionary, denominational leader or anything else. He is a writer, Reagan staffer and public policy institute analyst. He was unqualified to be an instructor (other than maybe in politics, English or literature/writing) at Kings College, or pretty much any other college for that matter (one needs a master's degree to be so much as a part time math instructor at a community college!) let alone its president.

Liking D'Souza because he is excellent at articulating conservative views is one thing. But supporting him as president of a Protestant evangelical college that trains pastors and missionaries is another. All Olasky did was finally force King's College to undo their terrible decision of hiring him in the first place.

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