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Dinesh D'Souza faces questions about relationship with woman not his wife
World Magazine ^ | 10/16/2012 | Warren Cole Smith

Posted on 10/16/2012 3:41:28 PM PDT by tellw

King's crisis

RELIGION | After a meteoric rise in the evangelical world, The King’s College president Dinesh D’Souza now faces his board’s likely questions about his relationship to a woman not his wife

About 2,000 people gathered on Sept. 28 at First Baptist North in Spartanburg, S.C., to hear high-profile Christians speak on defending the faith and applying a Christian worldview to their lives. Among the speakers: Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell, and—keynote speaker for the evening—best-selling author, filmmaker, and Christian college president Dinesh D’Souza.

D’Souza’s speech earned him a standing ovation and a long line at the book-signing table immediately afterward. Although D’Souza has been married for 20 years to his wife, Dixie, in South Carolina he was with a young woman, Denise Odie Joseph II, and introduced her to at least three people as his fiancée.

Finally, near 11 p.m., event organizer Tony Beam escorted D’Souza and Joseph to the nearby Comfort Suites. Beam noted that they checked in together and were apparently sharing a room for the night in the sold-out hotel. The next morning, around 6 a.m., Beam arrived back at the hotel and called up to D’Souza’s room. “We’ll be down in 10 minutes,” D’Souza told Beam. D’Souza and Joseph came down together, and Beam took them to the airport.

The next day another conference organizer, Alex McFarland, distressed by D’Souza’s behavior, confronted him in a telephone conversation. D’Souza admitted he shared a room with his fiancée but said “nothing happened.” When I called D’Souza, he confirmed that he was indeed engaged to Joseph, but did not explain how he could be engaged to one woman while still married to another. When asked when he had filed for divorce from his wife, Dixie, D’Souza answered, “Recently.”

According to San Diego County (Calif.) Superior Court records, D’Souza filed for divorce only on Oct. 4, the day I spoke with him. Under California law, that starts the clock on a six-month waiting period for divorce. D’Souza on Oct. 4 told me his marriage was “over,” said he “is sure Denise is the one for me,” and said he had “done nothing wrong.”

The episode is a strange twist in D’Souza’s otherwise meteoric rise in the evangelical world. He developed a reputation among evangelicals with a string of best-sellers, including The Roots of Obama’s Rage, which spawned a movie, Obama: 2016, which has now grossed more than $30 million. He broke into the Christian conference and megachurch market in 2007 with the release of a book that year, What’s So Great About Christianity.

D’Souza now receives speaking fees sometimes in excess of $10,000 from Christian groups, putting him in the top tier of Christian speakers. In 2010 he became president of The King’s College, New York City, which is supported by Campus Crusade for Christ, now called Cru. At that time he moved from California to New York, with his wife staying in California.

D’Souza said King’s board chairman Andy Mills has known about his marital trouble for at least two years. Mills confirmed that through a spokesman, Mark DeMoss, who added that Mills was “hopeful about restoration and both he [D’Souza] and Andy were praying to that end.” DeMoss said The King’s College board met by conference call to begin “looking into the situation.” D’Souza participated in a portion of that call, DeMoss said. Following that meeting, on Oct. 15, D’Souza wrote in a text message to me: “I have decided to suspend the engagement.”

The King’s board plans further discussion at a regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 17 and 18, DeMoss said.

This article will appear in the Nov. 3 issue of WORLD Magazine.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016; dineshdsouza; drivebymedia; dsouza; marriage; obamunism
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1 posted on 10/16/2012 3:41:38 PM PDT by tellw
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To: tellw

“2016” must have hit the target. D’Souza is starting to pick up some flak.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 3:45:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

YEP. Here come the bimbos(for hire)


3 posted on 10/16/2012 3:49:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tellw
Although D’Souza has been married for 20 years to his wife, Dixie ...

Der Prinz and I have been married for 23 years, and we're going through a really rough time right now. Our lifestyle doesn't lend itself to his being out with young ladies, or to long separations ... and we also have a slew of kids, including an infant under one year, so we have a nice old-lady counselor and a commitment to our family, No Matter What.

I feel sad for the D'Souzas. Marriage is hard - and it's incredibly hard if you're not together most of the time, with the support of a community and the needs of your children at the top of the priority list.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Will this be on the test?)
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To: tellw

How disappointing. I thought better of him.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 3:51:38 PM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: stephenjohnbanker
YEP. Here come the bimbos(for hire)

Doesn't sound like he's denying anything.

6 posted on 10/16/2012 3:52:19 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He’s getting Hermanated


7 posted on 10/16/2012 3:54:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Gloria Allred is probably already pounding on the makeup with a shovel. She’s been quiet the last couple of months. I guess somebody woke her up and told her that the elections are coming up.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 3:56:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: tellw

Divorcing - at least per WaPo.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/love-etc-dinesh-dsouza-divorcing-wife-amid-new-relationship-with-young-woman/2012/10/16/b99233d4-17bf-11e2-9855-71f2b202721b_blog.html


9 posted on 10/16/2012 3:58:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: tellw

It’s too late. $32 million gross last time I checked.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 3:59:02 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Tax-chick

Good luck to you, Tax-chick. I hope it all works out for you. Stay strong!

And who gives a damn about D’Souza’s personal life? Sheesh, let’s all get a life.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 3:59:02 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Tax-chick

Every marriage will face challenges.
Wife and I are going into our 38th year and every once in a while, we have some pointless disagreement that results in either “words” or a day of silence.
By the second day, we make up and the disagreements look petty...


12 posted on 10/16/2012 4:01:34 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Tax-chick

I wish you the very best.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 4:03:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Obama married a “beard”....details at 11.....


14 posted on 10/16/2012 4:04:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Tax-chick

Prayers for you both.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 4:06:02 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: tellw

He must have been over the target.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT by dforest
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To: tellw
Tell the Progressive Goon Squad to get back to me if he's been discovered getting “Lewinskyed” in his work place by a young subordinate.
17 posted on 10/16/2012 4:06:16 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: miss marmelstein; Eric in the Ozarks

If you’re committed, you get through the most of the bad stuff, and I expect we will too. My parents were in counseling at the same time in life, because Dad had retired from the Navy after almost 30 years ... and it was disastrous. They sorted it out, though, and so will we!

At least haven’t been through multiple year-long separations. I could have married a Naval officer, but I wasn’t having any of that! If I’d wanted to live single, I’d have stayed single!


18 posted on 10/16/2012 4:06:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Will this be on the test?)
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To: Tax-chick

Best of luck Tax-chick. We love you!!!!!


19 posted on 10/16/2012 4:07:12 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

G AllRED will rot in hell, the sooner the better : )


20 posted on 10/16/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Tax-chick

I wish you all the best and hope things work out the way you want them to.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 4:07:46 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: Tax-chick

Saying a prayer for you.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by Just A Reader
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Thanks, FRiend ... I’m pretty near 100% confident it will all work out ;-). We’ve been through worse.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 4:10:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Will this be on the test?)
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To: Tax-chick

God bless you, your husband and all your lovely kids. We’re thinking about you!


24 posted on 10/16/2012 4:12:06 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: tellw

Personal so it shouldn’t matter. Doesn’t for the scumbags on the left.

My 27th anniversary was Oct 12. 27 years, no kids. We are now, as I’m typing, sitting on the awesome outside porch at Parrain’s in Baton Rouge with our neice. Beer, wine and oysters for lunch. Now we are staying (I’m using their internet) and having a seafood sampler.

Life is good.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 4:13:35 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: tellw
Should we care who he have sex with?? when we were asking about CLINTON'S AFFAIR...the MSM said it was PRIVATE...

HYPOCRITS

26 posted on 10/16/2012 4:14:50 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: tellw

Hmmm... Vetting him but not Obama... Larry Sinclair even had a press conference but nobody reported it....

Must have touched a nerve...


27 posted on 10/16/2012 4:15:49 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: tellw

I thought he was engaged to Luara Ingraham within the last 17 years.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 4:16:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Tax-chick

I went through a divorce ....depressing.....and VERY expensive!!!!!!!!

: )


29 posted on 10/16/2012 4:17:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Honestly, who cares what a writer does in his private life? He’s getting divorced, get me the smelling salts!


30 posted on 10/16/2012 4:17:59 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Tax-chick

You and your family will be in my prayers!


31 posted on 10/16/2012 4:18:20 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Jane Long

Luara = Laura


32 posted on 10/16/2012 4:19:13 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Bon mots
Vetting him but not Obama

The MSM works on the important stuff, like the status of Joe the Plumber's trade license and the DNA of Palin's Down Syndrome child.

Oh and now whether Ryan is wasting water when doing the dishes.

33 posted on 10/16/2012 4:20:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: miss marmelstein; Eric in the Ozarks; liberty or death; napscoordinator; truthluva; ...

Thank you all for your prayers, good wishes, and concern. The FR community has done so much for me, in almost ten years. I remember, way back around 2002, I thought I knew so much ... because nobody was listening to me! Then I hit FR and realized I was a dumbass!

And you know what? Today is my 10 year FReepversary! Everyone have an adult beverage of choice, and vote Republican, even if you have to hold your noses!


34 posted on 10/16/2012 4:20:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Will this be on the test?)
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To: petitfour

Thank you ... I know you’re in the same “stage of life” as I am ... little kids, big kids, teens you want to kill.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 4:22:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Will this be on the test?)
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To: Tax-chick; miss marmelstein; Eric in the Ozarks; liberty or death; napscoordinator; truthluva

” Everyone have an adult beverage of choice” (OK)

, “and vote Republican” (OK)

” even if you have to hold your noses!” (GUARANTEED!!)


36 posted on 10/16/2012 4:26:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Tax-chick

I am so sorry to hear about your rough patch right now, Tax-chick. A commitment to your family and staying together is probably half the battle. You stay strong and prayers for you and your family. Sometimes the rough patches are what makes us stronger. We work through them, survive them and realize we are more committed to each other and love each other than the day of our wedding. (plus, you and I both know we are too old and tired to train new ones!)


37 posted on 10/16/2012 4:26:12 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Viennacon

A little different, don’t you think? He’s calling the lady his fiancée. He’s HermanCaining himself. He would be livid if you called his fiancee a bimbo. This is very strange.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: Tax-chick

Happy FReeper Anniversary!! Will have a drink in your honor and keep you in my prayers.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 4:27:52 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Tax-chick

Interesting that you should say that. I’m not having the best day myself, and decided to hit the booze a little earlier than usual, lol! Wheeeeee!


40 posted on 10/16/2012 4:28:51 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: tellw

What does D’Souza’s personal life have to do with the movie 2016?


41 posted on 10/16/2012 4:28:58 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: miss marmelstein

I care. Divorce is not just “personal life.” Divorce is a public tragedy. Breakup of families — including among many Christians — is ruining this country.

If Christians can’t set higher moral standards, who will?


42 posted on 10/16/2012 4:30:43 PM PDT by heye2monn (A)
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To: momtothree

Love is work. You love your baby, it’s work. You love your 8-year-old, your 15-year-old (Oh, my God, Tom ...), it’s work. You love your spouse, it’s work. Except for the times when it’s easy ;-).

We’ll get there. I think we have more going for us than my parents did, and they’re over 50 years now.


43 posted on 10/16/2012 4:31:31 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Will this be on the test?)
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To: tellw

I have been married 43 years and as with any couple married that long, there have been ups and downs. But those downs have never been influenced by the presence of another person who had any bearing on our martial circumstances.

That is why I have a problem with this situation and millions of others like it. If a marriage has irreconcilable differeces, they should stand on their own without the influence of a potential interference of a new “romantic adventure” that may never fully materialize, but only repeat itself.


44 posted on 10/16/2012 4:32:45 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: miss marmelstein

I sometimes start pouring the box-wine-and-Diet-7up at noon. It saved our ancestors from dying of cholera and typhoid, after all ...


45 posted on 10/16/2012 4:33:02 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Will this be on the test?)
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To: Tax-chick

I will drink to your family’s happiness and well-being!


46 posted on 10/16/2012 4:33:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tax-chick

Just poured one....Cheers!


47 posted on 10/16/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: Tax-chick

I’ve always liked you, Tax-chick, but now you’re joining my pantheon of favorites! I’m drinking cheapo brandy myself.


48 posted on 10/16/2012 4:37:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: tellw

World magazine should likewise face questions about why they pay women to come forward to make these claims.


49 posted on 10/16/2012 4:37:50 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Tax-chick

“And you know what? Today is my 10 year FReepversary! “

You are so neat. If everyone would just have a burst of honesty about how tough things get, we would all be a lot better off. Happy Anniversary. I celebrated my 12th FReeperversary on the sixth of this month. Most of it was pretty quiet. I’ve only recently become a big mouth.
Hang in there, kiddo.


50 posted on 10/16/2012 4:40:00 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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