Baptist professor offers her version of dismissal

Klouda says gender was the reason
A female professor of Hebrew who was denied tenure at a Southern Baptist seminary says she was told by its president that her gender was the reason for her dismissal.

Sheri Klouda, who is now at Taylor University in Indiana, was denied tenure at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Oklahoma pastor and blogger Wade Burleson, writing January 17 on his personal blog, accused Southwestern president Paige Patterson of gender discrimination. The next day, T. Van McClain, chair of the seminary’s board of trustees, said in a statement that Burleson’s blog entry was “filled with inaccuracies.”

Klouda has since agreed with Burleson’s version of events. “I suppose there could be inaccuracies in the entry, but with regard to me and what happened at Southwestern, Wade’s version of events is accurate,” she said.


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