University trustees back president who withdrew fellowship for dissident theologian
November 20, 2012
The trustees of the University of San Diego have given their full support to the school’s president, Mary Lyons, after faculty members gave her a vote of no-confidence.
The faculty, by a 99-16 vote, affirmed a resolution saying that Lyons was “ethically bankrupt” because she canceled an invitation to the dissident theologian Tina Beattie, after Beattie signed a statement arguing that Catholics should support same-sex marriage. The trustees said that Lyons “made this decision in good faith and with the best interest of the University in mind.”
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