Wheaton College Fires Chaplain for ‘Inappropriate Comments and Actions of a Racial and Sexual Nature’
Written by Sunlight Radio America on July 11, 2020
Wheaton College announced Friday it has dismissed the school’s chaplain for “inappropriate comments and actions of a racial and sexual nature” toward staff members.
In an email to students, staff and faculty of the evangelical Christian college, the school’s president said the action was taken against Tim Blackmon after an outside review of his conduct.
“While Reverend Blackmon did not engage in sexually immoral relationships or physical sexual misconduct, the investigation revealed conduct inconsistent with Wheaton’s policies and commitments,” college President Philip Ryken wrote. “Following this investigation and adjudication, as well as a trustee review process, Tim Blackmon is no longer employed at Wheaton College.”
Ryken’s email provided no further specifics about the nature of the alleged comments and actions.