Oklahoma Christian University reconsidering divorce policy

Thursday, January 12th 2006, 6:11 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Christian University is apparently reconsidering a proposed policy that would allow the school to fire staff and faculty who get a divorce.

President Mike O'Neal says the proposed policy has been misunderstood.

The policy that was to be implemented next month gave O'Neal authority to terminate any worker who separates or divorces for reasons that don't meet -- quote -- limited scriptural grounds.

The policy also would have applied to prospective workers, which might have been denied employment if they had been divorced.

O'Neal said he regrets the policy wasn't sensitive enough in its wording to the people who have experienced divorce.