A Brewton-Parker College vice president fired Feb. 2 after refusing to sign a non-disclosure agreement about Ergun Caner’s Jan. 20 resignation has been reinstated.
Iowa pastor Dave Miller, editor of SBC Voices, a group blog devoted to news and commentary about the Southern Baptist Convention, reported Feb. 18 that he had confirmed rumors circulating the day before that C.B. Scott was reinstated as vice president of alumni, advancement and church relations at the Baptist-affiliated school in Mount Vernon, Ga., by interim president Charlie Bass.
Peter Lumpkins, vice president for communications, confirmed the information to Baptist News Global Feb. 19.
Scott, a former pastor promoted to vice president soon after Caner took over as Brewton-Parker’s president in January 2014, told Southeast Georgia Today Jan. 29 that he turned down a severance package on the condition that he sign a non-disclosure agreement as a “matter of personal integrity.”
Dwight McKissic, a black Southern Baptist pastor in Texas, posted a blog Feb. 5 quoting four witnesses claiming to have heard racist comments and profanity by Caner prior to his resignation citing emotional stress over his son’s death last summer by suicide.
Board chairman Gary Campbell told faculty and staff Feb. 2 that trustees investigated reports of racial, vulgar and derogatory comments used by Caner but the findings were inconclusive. A fourth allegation of unspecified “inappropriate behavior,” he said, was not investigated because Caner decided to resign saying that he “no longer had the will or energy to fight.”
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SOURCE: Baptist News Global