Friday’s religion news roundup: Episcopal abuse, Steven Spielberg, Prop 8

In a reminder that bad decisions on abusers aren’t limited to the Catholic Church orPenn StateEpiscopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said she ordained a former monk as an Episcopal priest even though he was booted from the abbey for improper contact with a minor.

KJS says the Rev. Bede Parry seemed to have “demonstrated repentance and amendment of life.”

Now, however, it looks like there are quite a few skeletons in Parry’s closet, andtongues are wagging that KJS either overlooked them, didn’t know or didn’t ask enough questions.

From the Dept. of Separate but Related, 3 in 4 Australians say the abuse of minorsis their biggest stumbling block in their views of Christianity.

The California Supreme Court gave the OK for backers of Prop 8 to defend it in a federal appeals court after California’s governor and attorney general took a pass.

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