Ken Starr, the newly elected President of Baylor University (a Baptist school, in Texas), has decided to become a Baptist. I guess he would have decided to become a Buddhist had he been elected to a Japanese University or a Muslim if he had gone to a school in Saudi Arabia. He’s been a lifelong Church of Christ member (and Pepperdine, where he presently is, is a C of C institution).
I’m not being mean- a lot of people do ‘conversion of convenience’ for a new job or a spouse or whatever. Given Starr’s past, it’s quite unsurprising indeed.
And speaking of Starr, a new book on him is freshly published. But, as a recent review notes, the book’s author,
while he certainly does not give Mr. Starr a free pass, … seems to bend over backward to defend the special prosecutor. Mr. Starr, he emphasizes, repeatedly admonished members of his staff to treat the president with respect. He also believes that Mr. Starr wanted to send the evidence gathered by his office to Congress, without an explicit recommendation, “and let them take it over” but was “overwhelmingly outvoted by his staff.” Most interestingly, Mr. Gormley “swears in” Alice Mendell, Mr. Starr’s wife, and lets her testify, at length, to his character and integrity.
Maybe the Trustees at Baylor got a chance to read an advance copy.
[Pace Robert Cargill!]