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The attorney for a Southern Baptist leader embroiled in controversy says the claims made against his client by top Texas seminary leaders are inaccurate.

Fort Worth attorney Shelby Sharpe, who is representing the recently fired Paige Patterson, issued a statement responding point-by-point to revealing comments made last week by a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary official.

The executive committee of the seminary's board of trustees terminated the Southern Baptist luminary on Wednesday, citing his handling of allegations from students who told him they were raped. Patterson's firing came one week after the full board opted to remove him as president of Southwestern seminary and make him president emeritus.

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