A new play, premiering in Charleston, South Carolina, tells the story of an Episcopal bishop murdered by one of his own priests in 1928. The play, written by Thomas Tisdale, is entitled “Truth in Cold Blood”, and will debut in July, in conjunction with the Enthusiastically Episcopalian Conference.
The story of the murdered bishop runs something like this: Bishop William Alexander Guerry was ahead of his time with regards to racial equality, and was a fervent supporter of the Social Gospel movement. This confluence so angered one of his priests that the man stormed into his office on June morning with a pistol and shot him.
See an earlier Cafe post on this bishop here.