Episcopal bishop of Pa. retiring at e...

Episcopal bishop of Pa. retiring at end of year

There are 2 comments on the The Lebanon Daily News story from Oct 11, 2012, titled Episcopal bishop of Pa. retiring at end of year. In it, The Lebanon Daily News reports that:

The head of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, whose tenure was marred by theological and financial disputes and a church trial that concluded he covered up sexual abuse of a teenage girl by his brother in the 1970s, is stepping down on Dec.

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Listen to the Word

Bullhead City, AZ

#1 Oct 11, 2012
Sounds like a benefit to TEC, unless, of course, they replace him with someone even more questionable in ethics and theology.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#2 Oct 11, 2012
Listen to the Word wrote:
Sounds like a benefit to TEC, unless, of course, they replace him with someone even more questionable in ethics and theology.
Even for TEC, it would be very difficult to find someone worse than Bishop Bennison.

"In 2008, Bennison was defrocked after a panel of bishops, priests and church members found him guilty of failing to report his brother's sexual relationship with a 14-year-old church member in the 1970s, when Bennison was rector of St. Mark's Church in Upland, Calif., in the Diocese of Los Angeles. His brother, who never faced criminal charges, was a lay minister there.

"The panel said Bennison should be ousted from the clergy because of his 'very significant failures to fulfill his responsibilities' and 'a fundamental lack of professional awareness ...'"

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