[Wright’s] appointment to the Fife institution’s School of Divinity has prompted a senior Episcopal clergyman to urge wealthy graduates not to support the university’s fundraising appeals.
The Rt Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow and a St Andrews graduate, has withdrawn financial support over Wright’s “anti-gay views” and is encouraging others to do the same.
“It is hard to think of a more divisive figure to appoint. I don’t think it is to the credit of a modern university to appoint staff with such ghastly anti-gay views.”
In response to future requests for assistance, Holdsworth writes,
“The answer from now on could not be clearer. No extra funding for a university that appoints anti-gay figures to prominent positions. I hope other alumni will keep their hands firmly in their pockets and when the call comes for money, just say no.”