Friday, October 19, 2012

Evangelical Leader Behind Huge Anti-Obama Documentary Resigns After Alleged Affair

Wow. This may blow up in D'Souza's face and discredit his film, 2016. - Reggie

Dinesh D'Souza resigned from Manhattan's Kings College yesterday, just two days after the Christian magazine World published allegations of an extra-marital affair.

Indian-born American D'Souza is a giant in the evangelical world, and had been president of the Christian liberal arts college for the past two years.However D'Souza is probably more familiar to the wider world as one of America's highest profile anti-Obama conservative commentators.

In 2010 D'Souza wrote an article for Forbes titled "How Obama thinks" that traced Barack Obama's ideology back to his "philandering, inebriated African socialist" father and his father's "anticolonial ambitions". Despite criticism, the article went on to form part of a bestselling book.These ideas were expanded into a documentary released this summer, called "2016: Obama's America". The film has grossed over $33 million, making it the fourth most successful documentary since 1982 and the second most popular political film.

However, D'Souza's reputation was badly damaged this week when World published an article titled "King's Crisis". The article alleged that at a South Carolina speech and book-signing, D'Souza introduced a young woman as his fiancee, even though he was still married to his wife. D'Souza also shared a hotel room with this young woman, according to the article. When called by the journalist behind the article, D'Souza said that he had "recently" divorced his wife. Paperwork found by World suggested that D'Souza had filed for divorce after he received the phone call.

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And there is this...

Dinesh D'Souza: '2016: Obama's America' filmmaker -- I am not having an affair

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