Woman denied tenure sues seminary

FORT WORTH?Sheri Klouda, a former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor who taught Hebrew in the theology school until she learnedthat she would be denied tenure, has filed a lawsuit against the school and its president, Paige Patterson.

Klouda, whose case was publicized two months ago by several Baptist Internet bloggers who have been publically critical of Patterson, alleged gender discrimination, breach of contract, defamation and fraud in the suit filed last Friday in United States District Court in Fort Worth.

“Do to this being an active legal case, we will not be commenting at this time,” Southwestern Seminary spokesman Jon Zellers told the TEXAN on Friday.

Klouda now serves as assistant professor of Old Testament at Taylor University in Upland, Ind.

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