And it is a non sequitur argument, the fact that some protestants observe confession to a priest somehow makes it the only theologically correct thing to do. But since you brought up, I give you this for your consideration:
"Luther did not get rid of Private Confession, he just reformed it, cleaned it up of its abuses. There were three abuses in particular that needed to be corrected. One was that Confession was forced, mandatory, done under coercion and compulsion. The second abuse was the enumeration of sins, that you had to come up with a complete listing of your sins, in detail, or else you could not be sure that you had confessed adequately. The third, and perhaps the worst, abuse was that, instead of putting the emphasis on the absolution, God’s free gift of forgiveness, the priest would give the penitent works of satisfaction to perform, works of penance, to offset his sins. These “three oppressive things,” as Luther called them, had corrupted the practice of Confession, had turned it from a gift into a torture. And therefore these were the abuses that the Lutherans corrected and reformed."
Yolanda Xavier Yodel
You were unaware some protestants, in fact the original protestants, can and do confess their sins to a priest and receive absolution. I'm sure you never met any of those since no Anglican or Lutheran would name their child Yolanda. Just a fact of life.