Seattle Pacific University is imploding over hiring policy, lawsuit argues
A lawsuit accuses six current and former trustees, including interim Seattle Pacific University President Pete Menjares, of breach of fiduciary duty, among other allegations. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

SEATTLE — Seattle Pacific University's policy against hiring people in same-sex relationships is not only discriminatory, it is causing the institution to implode, according to 16 students, faculty and staff who filed a lawsuit against trustees of the Christian school on Monday. SPU is on course to run a $10 million deficit, student enrollment is dropping, and faculty and staff are leaving in droves, according to the 56-page complaint filed in King County Superior Court on the same day that a new school year began. The lawsuit accuses six current and former trustees, including interim SPU Pres...