How zealously should pastors safeguard the sanctity of the privilege of the confessional? How about enough to defy a judge and eat the confession?
OK, this wasn’t a confession, and it was not a pastor. It was an anonymous tip to a Crimestoppers hotline.But the director took seriously the “anonymous” part. One only hopes that our pastors take their vow to “never reveal sins confessed” as seriously as Richard Masten.