I understand Dr. Latini’s desire to control her own story and her own identity. And yet she has applied and accepted a position as a public face of a religious institution before being able to talk about parts of her religious life that were very public. Public theologians, and public representatives of institutions, need to be able to take responsibility for their public record, and to explain previous writings and actions.
I agree with Lura. There is a crucially important distinction between personal repentance and redemption and public accountability.
I expect more from the president and board of my alma mater or any institution.