Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Baptist college shows some Christian compassion -- with a little help from an attorney

The University of the Cumberlands --the Baptist school that expelled a student recently for the crime of being gay – has decided to not to flunk the dean’s list student.

Knight-Ridder reports:
Jason Johnson, 20, and his attorney, Don Waggener of Lexington, said yesterday that under terms of the agreement with the University of the Cumberlands, Johnson:
* Will be allowed to send in work to complete his courses so he can receive final grades. When he was kicked out on April 6, Johnson, who was on the dean's list, received all F's on his transcript. "This will preserve my academic record," he said.
* Relinquishes his right to sue the university for damages.
* Retains his right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency.

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