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October 20, 2014

San Francisco Charity Reinstates Head Following Flap Over Blog

The CEO of a San Francisco social-services nonprofit who was placed on paid leave after asking employees to look at a personal blog featuring his idiosyncratic theories on religion and sexuality has returned to work, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

The board of the Felton Institute, which oversees the Family Service Agency of San Francisco, said in a statement that Robert Bennett "demonstrated poor judgment" but had acted with "the best of intentions" in inviting staffers to visit his blog, aiming to share photos of his travels in Spain.

The invitation prompted an anonymous complaint to San Francisco officials and media. The charity received $8.8-million from the city last year to deliver services and programs to low-income families, children, and the elderly. Some city leaders sought an external investigation of the incident and called on Mr. Bennett to step down.