Nathan Montgomery is the SWBTS seminary student & former employee who was fired this week for tweeting Ed Stetzer’s article critical of Paige Patterson. According to media reports, Montgomery will lose $40,000 in salary and $7,000 in tuition benefits per year as a result of not longer being employed as catering manager. Sarah Pulliam Bailey at the Washington Post has the background and latest.
One of the points of Stetzer’s article was that the slightest expression of criticism of Patterson brings a huge backlash. Irony noted. Montgomery says he he plans to appeal his termination to the SWBTS trustee board.
A former co-worker of Montgomery has set up a GoFundMe page for those who would like to support Nathan while he searches for new employment and continues his Ph.D. studies at Southwestern. The crowdfunding campaign “seeks to raise enough money for six weeks of expenses (in which time he can hopefully find a job) and one semester of tuition.”