Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More on the Jamal-Dominique Hopkins case

MORE ACCUSATIONS in the Jamal-Dominique Hopkins wrongful-dismissal complaint: Theological Professor Claims He Was Fired for Homosexuality Stance (The Christian Post).
Rev. Jamal-Dominique Hopkins, an expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls, recently filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The complaint accused the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) administrators of harassment that included "disagreeing with my conservative religious ideals, intimidating me, slandering my character, giving me poor evaluations, and changing student grades from failing to passing with no merit.''

Hopkins, 42, explained that the fallout started after a representative from InterVarsity Christian Fellowship spoke at an event he organized in February. Attendees were given a book that declared homosexuality was a sin. Following the event, Hopkins was confronted about the distribution of the book by his department chair, Rev. Margaret Aymer, according to reports from Religion News Service.

ITC denies the claim.