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This man is in the public eye. He is the center of attention, if you will, of the orchestra. Most conductors are required to uphold a certain image to draw supporters to the art. You start to tarnish the reputation of the symphony and how many supporters will you be left with?
But to falsely accuse and alienate the African American Community?
Dr Hillard issued a statement to the board, not to the public...
in his statement said " "I acknowledge that my actions have damaged my reputation in the Albany Community, hurt people and an institution that I love and respect. For this I sincerely apologize. I seek forgiveness and the opportunity to work to rebuild the trust and respect placed in me over the past 24 years.".
He has worked to rebuild? Shouldn't a public apology have been the first thing he did for the good of public relations of the symphony and it's reputation?
This is not good business. Not for a CEO, a conductor, a Pastor, a teacher, judge, politician or an entertainer in the public eye. This is business, it has to be for the good of the whole and not one part. This has nothing to do with religion and being a forgiving Christian. If men in the public eye make false claims to an arresting officer and blame men of race that is not his own, how likely are we to hold trust and faith in them?
What concerns me now is we have board members willing to leave the job that they support and love to NOT serve under Dr. Hillard. Integrity and ethics above all else.
Was this man acting like a Christian when he was caught in a sex act with a person whom was not his wife? Or was it when he accused black men of assaulting him?
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