Posted by Christopher Johnson | Friday, June 24th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 60 Comments
There’s this Christian bishop who has a bit of a sexual abuse scandal on her hands. Here’s a hint: she’s not Roman Catholic:
After serving about two years as the music director at All Saints[Episcopal Church, Las Vegas, Nevada], Parry noticed “they needed clergy, and I felt called. I talked to the bishop, and she accepted me. And I told her at the time that there was an incident of sexual misconduct at Conception Abbey in ’87. The Episcopal Church doesn’t have a ‘one strike and you’re out’ policy, so it didn’t seem like I was any particular threat. She said she’d have to check the canons, and she did.”
The bishop at the time was Katharine Jefferts Schori, now presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. Parry said, however, that he did not tell her about the incidents before 1987 at Conception Abbey.
A spokeswoman at the Episcopal Church’s national office said Thursday that “we do not comment on lawsuits or allegations” and referred questions to the diocese in Nevada.