Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bishop Sutton reports colleague’s comforting words about Cook’s fatal hit-and-run crash: “It’s not your fault”

From Baltimore- Link to the Diocesan Statement at bottom of the post-

With Bishop Heather Cook in a Baltimore jail cell on charges of manslaughter, drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident, the man who presided during her hiring says he didn’t realize how burdened he was by the incident until “a bishop colleague” spoke with him.

Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton – Cook’s Episcopal Diocese of Maryland boss, who has acknowledged diocesan officials knew about Cook’s 2010 drunk driving and drug arrest but did not disclose it to the people who elected her – recounted the colleague’s words of solace in a “pastoral letter” published today.

“Eugene, I am the child of an alcoholic and I’ve spent many years dealing with that and coming to understand the hold that alcohol has on someone who is addicted to it,” the colleague said, according to Sutton’s account.

More here-

Diocesan Statement-

1 comment:

JCF said...

Oh dear. Bishop Sutton, you're just pouring gasoline on a fire...