Living Church: Bishop Bennison Seeks Dismissal of Presentment

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Prior to the start of the Rt. Rev. Charles E. Bennison’s appeal before the Court of Review of the Trial of a Bishop, new evidence has come to light. The evidence, revealed on April 27, purportedly reveals that the teenage victim conspired with Bishop Bennison’s brother, John, in order to conceal their sexual relationship from Bishop Bennison, who was serving as rector at the California parish where his brother was the youth minister in the early 1970s.

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6 Comments
Posted April 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

No doubt they were using a Romulan cloaking device when the (now deposed) bishop-then-rector walked in on them.

April 29, 8:36 pm | [comment link]
2. tjmcmahon wrote:

DW- I believe that he is not yet deposed- as the article notes, deposition was the recommendation of the court.  He is inhibited (for some reason Living Church used the word “suspended.”  But in order for Bennison to be deposed, there must be a vote of the HoB, and I am not aware of any vote having been taken.  Kendall or the elves, please correct me if I’m wrong.
TJ

April 29, 9:15 pm | [comment link]
3. Branford wrote:

Yes, because the notes from a 14-year-old girl being abused by an adult male are sooo accurate /sarc

April 29, 9:57 pm | [comment link]
4. DeputyDawg wrote:

This is way out of control with false memory syndrome anyhow…statute of limitation shoud be tightened up here

April 29, 10:06 pm | [comment link]
5. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

Well, is there any core doctrine being offended here?  It’s only sex, right?  So, DD, are you suggesting that the false memory is the reason Bennison cannot be judged -his flase memory- or the cloaking device?  I’m a trifle confused by your comment, or rather, about whose memory is false, I should say.

As to the status of deposition, I repeat, is there any core doctrine being offended here?  Can the HOB “convict” where there is no core doctrine? 

/sarcasm/cynicism/ethics/ECUSA

April 29, 10:35 pm | [comment link]
6. The_Elves wrote:

Please refrain from making unnecessarily sarcastic comments.

-Elf Lady

April 29, 11:30 pm | [comment link]
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