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Anti-Obama Pundit Dinesh D’Souza Resigns Over Infidelity Claims

Dinesh D'Souza resigns over infidelity claims

Dinesh D’Souza, the evangelical scholar known for attacking President Obama in books and a film, has resigned as president of King’s College, and evangelical Christian college in New York, following allegations of marital infidelity.

D’Souza’s resignation comes just days after it was reported that the married professor was spotted at a hotel room with another woman, and introducing her as his “fiancee” at a recent conference in South Carolina.

“After careful consultation with the Board and with Dinesh, we have accepted his resignation to allow him to attend to his personal and family needs. We thank him for his service and significant contribution to the College over the last two years,” board chairman Andy Mills said in a statement.

Though D’Souza has not returned ABC News calls for comment, a statement posted on his website read:

“I met Denise three months ago. We are not and have not been having an affair. Nor did we share a hotel room in Charlotte,” The Christian scholar also said that he didn’t know it was “considered wrong” to be engaged to someone while married to someone else. “I sought out advice about whether it is legal to be engaged prior to being divorced and I was informed that it is. Denise and I were trying to do the right thing. I had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced, even though in a state of separation and in divorce proceedings,” he wrote.

D’Souza separated from his wife Dixie in 2010, and has filed for divorce.

Response to his resignation at King’s College has ranged from confused to positive. The Dartmouth reports that Luke Trouwborst, a King’s College student and editor of the independent campus opinion magazine The Lewis Review, wrote that “He so vigorously defended his innocence on Fox News,” that “If he was really innocent, I don’t know what he had to lose by staying at the school.”

“King’s College is not full of crazy conservatives such as conspiracy theorists — many students weren’t very happy with his recent documentary and his book,” he said. “There’s been a generally good reaction to his resignation.”

D’Souza gained international recognition and infamy for his recent film, 2016: Obama’s America, which was intended to sway votes heading into election season. With the infidelity charges and D’Souza’s resignation, his reputation and message are likely damaged beyond repair.

What do you think of Dinesh D’Souza?

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18 Responses to “Anti-Obama Pundit Dinesh D’Souza Resigns Over Infidelity Claims”

  1. Otis Oldirtybastard Galloway

    Dinesh D'Souza is a loudmouth, underinformed, overopinionated, apologist prick for racists. He acts like their bullet shield by parroting their dumbass pseudoscience as gospel to give them cover. Fuck him. I hope he's eating out KFC dumpsters by the end of the week, the hypocritical little scatmuncher.

  2. Dennis Shanley

    Almost makes you want to believe that there is a god somewhere who chuckles and plays games with us. At least he won't invoke the 'Wide Stance" defense. I still believe in Karma however.

  3. Anthony Edwards

    Believing in one absurdity does not make up for lack of belief in another absurdity, or else Christians, Hindu, Muslims, and people who believe in the Tooth Fairy would not have a reason to grow up. Wanting to believe something (which I think is really what belief is) does not make it true. Irony does not invoke 'god's punishment' as an explanation. What it should do is make you wonder how many people are not caught, or what mechanism makes people so outspoken against things they do in their own private lives.

  4. Dylan J. Walker

    Ok, I strongly dislike D'Souza and found him to say some pretty idiotic things during debates I've seen him in. However, causing his resignation and crowing about marriage infidelity because he is engaged to, and even possibly having sex with another woman after being separated from his wife for two years is just silly.

    Of course as a Christian, D'Souza may say he doesn't believe in sex before marriage, but like most of those same Christians he probably doesn't keep that command in his personal life. Bone headed perhaps, but to call this infidelity after a two year separation and divorce filing is nonsense.

  5. Thomas Jaccino

    Those who are opposed to entitlement still take full advantage of mistakes.

  6. Cloud Cirrusly

    Having sex with another person before the divorce is finalised is called adultery and severely frowned on by most churches.You can call it "silly" 'til the cows come home, Dylan, but it's adultery plain and simple.

    I couldn't care less who Mr D'Souza sleeps with or whether he's married to someone else at the time but then I'm a sinful old heathen.

    However D'Souza appears to have been hoist on his own religious petard. And I have no sympathy for the man at all!

  7. Dylan J. Walker

    I'm calling it silly because after two years of separation it's a technicality. Of course it was a Christian college he was working for so he should have seen this coming, but I'm an atheist so I suppose I'm a sinful heathen too :)

    Is he a hypocrite after spending years saying all of us evil secularists have caused America to have a high divorce rate? Most definitely, but I called it silly because the whole sexual standard proposed by evangelicals is silly. D'Souza, found that out when reality came crashing down on him. Maybe the experience will teach him something.

  8. Garry J. Tinch

    It is not for me to Judge or Condemn. All I can really say is, he who is without sin, cast the first stone! I don't think he should have resigned. I do believe him to be a asset to the Christian Faith, and I believe we're all sinners till the day of redemption and, that we believers can and do Quench the Holy Spirit through giving into the Carnal Man, and not walking with the Holy Spirit every hour of every day. We have to remember that Evil is like a Wolve in sheeps clothing, and like a Lion waiting to devour what ever it can. May the Lord Bless you and keep you in his WILL!

  9. Garry J. Tinch

    It is not for me to Judge or Condemn. All I can really say is, he who is without sin, cast the first stone! I don't think he should have resigned. I do believe him to be a asset to the Christian Faith, and I believe we're all sinners till the day of redemption and, that we believers can and do Quench the Holy Spirit through giving into the Carnal Man, and not walking with the Holy Spirit every hour of every day. We have to remember that Evil is like a Wolve in sheeps clothing, and like a Lion waiting to devour what ever it can. May the Lord Bless you and keep you in his WILL!

  10. James Threadgill

    I think Bill Maher's characterization of D'Souza as a RAT was spot on. He even looks a bit like a rat, and he certainly knows how to slink away like one.

  11. Garry J. Tinch

    Maybe he is like myself, and others a work in progress. Sometimes we as humans, no matter the intellect or authority seem to get in our own way, and not listen to the Holy Spirit, who is to guide us to Rightiousness.

  12. James Threadgill

    He decided to play by, proclaim, and elevate those rules as supior to others, so it's his bad. Or sometimes bad things do happen to bad people.

  13. Pac Man

    I didn't pay much attention to this cat as it was so as far as his reputation & message are concerned I'm not fazed either way one bit. As for his messing around or whatever it is he's bein' doin' IMO if it is indeed true then I believe it's tacky to be engaged in that sort of situation without havin' an actual divorce bein' finalized first. That's jus' me & my opinion.

  14. Neil David Brown

    I suspect that the first person to come to Dinesh's support would be Hitchens, his old sparring partner. If he's been separated for 3 yrs then what the hell is there to comment on here? The man is a theologist – not a priest.

  15. John E. Reuter

    Interesting, but legally it would depend on how the separation agreement and a judge's temporary order were written.