NOTE: Please see the addendum at the bottom about our plan for the “Help CB and Karen Scott” Fund.
Rumors began to circulate yesterday that CB Scott had been reinstated at Brewton-Parker College. I have verified that the Interim President, Dr. Charlie Bass, has reinstated Dr. Scott to his position as Vice President of Alumni, Advancement, and Church Relations.
Let me say two personal words here.
First, I couldn’t be happier for my friend, CB. He was an inspiration to me during this time. He acted with courage and integrity and stood strong when others around him did not. I was horrified at the way he was treated by the college, by the injustice of it all. I am thrilled now that CB has been reinstated to his position.
Second, I hope someday to meet Dr. Charlie Bass and give him a handshake. If he is in Columbus, I’d like to buy him a cup of coffee or lunch or something! I appreciate that the first act he took when he stepped into his position as president of this college was to bring CB back on board. I’m sure I’ll get to know him. I tend to hang out at the BPC booth a lot trying to straighten out CB (if he is there).
The wording of this is key. CB has been “reinstated.” That means that his employment will continue uninterrupted. He got an unplanned sabbatical, I suppose.
Of course, this means that we have about $2475 in a fund that we aren’t sure what to do with – we raised it for CB’s transitional expenses and COBRA and such. That need has disappeared. I have an idea about how to handle that money which I will announce after conferring with some others. We will try to do what is right and just. Thank you for your amazing generosity on this matter. I know that CB and Karen appreciate it as well.
Once again, this is the best news I’ve had in a while in the Baptist world. Well done, Brewton-Parker. Well done, Dr. Bass. Congratulations, CB Scott. And Karen, if you have any trouble with that troublesome man you married, let us know. We’ll do what we can to straighten him out.
Addendum: Because we love and respect CB and Karen, and not knowing that this reinstatement would happen, we set up a fund to help him with living expenses and to help with ongoing health insurance costs. As it stands, he is going to receive his pay and his insurance will continue uninterrupted. This is unexpected.
So, we have $2475 in graciously and generously donated funds for a cause that seems to have evaporated!
I talked to CB this morning about this issue. His initial suggestion was that we simply refund all the money to donors, but I asked him (frankly, I kind of pulled out of him) and found that just before he was terminated, doctors had prescribed a new wheelchair for Karen. Even with insurance, the costs to the Scotts for that wheelchair will be in the neighborhood of $4000.
So, we have changed the parameters of the fundraiser. The goal is now $4000 and it is for the purchase of a wheelchair for Karen Scott. We believe this is a worthy cause to which to donate. Karen is a great and godly woman. If you are not on her daily email devotional list, you should get them. Plus, she has been married to CB all these years, which has honed and polished her character in amazing ways! So, the idea of using this money to purchase a new wheelchair for her seems the best use of these funds.
If you are okay with that, you need to do nothing. If you are not okay with this change, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will arrange for a refund of your donation. No questions asked. To be completely frank, we are still trying to figure out how this site works, so I can’t promise that you’ll get your refund tomorrow or the next day. But we will make sure you receive it.