(Update) Missouri BOE Head, Pastor, Resigns In The Wake Of Sex Lawsuits

Rev Stanley Archie
Gov. Jay Nixon has accepted the resignation of State Board of Education President Stan Archie, of Kansas City.

Archie has been sued twice for allegedly using his position as a pastor at a Kansas City church to engage in sexual misconduct.

Archie, who represented the Fifth Congressional District on the board, submitted his resignation Friday afternoon.

“Strengthening our public education system is a fundamental priority of my administration, and there are several key areas to address in the coming months,” the Governor said. “The State Board of Education will continue to have a crucial role in these matters, and it is important for the board to have a clear focus without distraction from its mission. I will be moving forward with consideration of a new appointment to this board.”

Archie was appointed to the State Board of Education in 2006.

The latest lawsuit, filed late Wednesday, alleges the Reverend Stan Archie made lewd comments about his sexual prowess after he began counseling a 15-year-old congregant, who is now 23.

The lawsuit says Archie encouraged the girl to act promiscuously and report her experiences to him.

A lawsuit filed last year claimed that Archie engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with his former assistant.

  • david clohessy

    Let’s hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing.

    David Clohessy, Director, SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, (7234 Arsenal Street, St. Louis MO 63143), 314 566 9790 cell (SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

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  • Andrea

    Is there a chance that people will give him the benefit of the doubt until the lawsuits are settled? Why just assume he’s guilty? If it proves that he is guilty, then I’m with you — but if not, a good man’s reputation and ministry has been ruined.

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