NY Times–(Previously Profiled) Minister Teresa MacBain Admits Overstating Her Credentials

(Please note that this is a follow up to this article posted on the blog September 22–KSH).

A Methodist minister who resigned her pulpit last year after deciding that she was no longer a believer, and who was recently hired by a humanist group based at Harvard to help build congregations of nonbelievers throughout the country, has acknowledged fabricating aspects of her educational background.

The former minister, Teresa MacBain, whose crisis of faith was described in the On Religion column last Saturday, claimed she had earned a master of divinity degree from Duke University.

She had also listed that degree in the résumé she submitted to the Humanist Community at Harvard in the course of being hired as director of its Humanist Community Project. In addition, she had made references to the degree in previous public statements, some of which were reported online.

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5 comments on “NY Times–(Previously Profiled) Minister Teresa MacBain Admits Overstating Her Credentials

  1. TomRightmyer says:

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  2. stjohnsrector says:

    Why would we expect less from someone who has left the faith?

  3. pendennis88 says:

    She should have claimed that she was dean of the Good Samaritan School of Theology of Corvallis, Ore. Then she would be qualified to be the TEC Archbishop of TEC.

  4. Uh Clint says:

    “Humanist Community Project”?

    I had thought that George’s “Human Fund” on Seinfeld was fictional; now I’m not so sure…………..

  5. dwstroudmd+ says:

    pendennis88, are you suggesting a competition between the current PB and another “female minister”? I am shocked, shocked, I tell you. You know Stacey Sauls only can manage one at a time and the current PB is extraordinarily expensive to keep in lawyers! Though, perhaps the audacity of the claim to the Duke degree trumps the GSST claim to Deanship, after all……