|The Right Reverend Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton:|
Ego absolvo me - I absolve myself of all guilt.
|Bishop Cook had about 12 drinks and was texting when she ran down Thomas Palermo.|
She hid in her gated community but another biker found her and forced her to return,
about 45 minutes later.
By David W. Virtue DD
January 15, 2015
The Bishop of Maryland, the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, has written a Pastoral Letter to the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland absolving himself of being complicit in the hiring of Heather Cook (Suffragan Bishop) by not revealing her true background to the Standing Committee.
Bishop Sutton revealed that he heard from an unnamed bishop saying that Cook’s fatal hit-and-run crash was “not your fault.” Really.
Sutton wrote that he cried when he read the words even though he knew about Cook’s 2010 drunk driving arrest. That conviction revealed she couldn't complete a sobriety test and was just "one mistake." Church officials also said Cook didn't have a problem with the bottle prior to her elevation to the second-highest ranking position in the Diocese of Maryland last spring. Now we know that was not true.