Dinesh D’Souza resigns as head of Christian college amid controversy
Dinesh D’Souza resigned as president of The King’s College after a magazine story revealed that he was engaged to another woman while still married to his wife of 20 years.
The Board of Trustees of The King’s College, a Christian institution based in New York, accepted his resignation Thursday.
“God has a mighty future for Dinesh, but there are some things he has to go through first,” said Andy Mills, who will serve as interim president for the third time. “Christianity is about truth, but it’s also about mercy. The love and care and attention of the board for Dinesh is amazing.”
“This has been a very difficult period for the board and the college,” he added, according to The Empire State Tribune, the college’s student publication. “The success or failure of an institution is not based on a man. It’s based on what God does.”
The board spent hours in meetings this week after World Magazine reported that D’Souza and a young woman, Denise Odie Joseph II, stayed in the same hotel room last month. The two were attending an apologetics conference in South Carolina where D’Souza was invited to speak about his box office hit “2016: Obama’s America.” D’Souza had introduced Joseph as his fiancée to several attendees, according to World.
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