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Baylor fires Ken Starr after mandatory prayer policy fails to end rapes

It’s the usual big-time college sports story: the athletes were raping undergrads, and the coach and president were doing their best to cover it up.

The WaPo has a report here. Baylor’s faith-based sexual assault policy doesn’t seem to have worked out so well for the survivors:

Pray for the wisdom of our leaders as they shape efforts to prevent interpersonal violence and care for survivors of sexual assault.

I Timothy 2:1-2: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for…all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.

But I’ll guess that Baylor’s board of trustees will pay President Ken Starr plenty to leave “in godliness and dignity.” The UO board spent $940K to get rid of Mike Gottfredson. Getting rid of Ken Starr has to be worth twice that.

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  1. Oregon Native 05/27/2016

    The news from Baylor seems to be focused on how long it took them to get to this point — where a successful but incorrectly-focused coach was dismissed — but in the UofO’s case the coach is still in place. It’s hard to believe that a Southern school where politics are conservative and football is king can do this when a Western school where liberalism rules and college basketball is a second-tier (or lower) sport can’t do even better.

    Once again the board and top administrator in Eugene are disappointing me.

    Baylor scores … Can the UofO respond?

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