Do you remember bishop Stacy Sauls, the Episcopal Church’s Chief Operating Officer? Sure you do. Sauls was placed on administrative leave along with Sam McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission, and Alex Baumgarten, Director of Public Engagement and Mission Communications.
Why? No one knew, “possible misconduct,” pending an investigation.
Baumgarten and McDonald were fired this week for violating “workplace policies.” Stacy was axed too, even though the investigation found him innocent of misconduct.
Popular Anglican news service, VirtueOnline, asked the Episcopal Church’s Public Affairs Officer whether the misconduct was sexually related. Neva Ray Fox neither confirmed nor denied the question.
What can I say? Better call Saul.