A spokesman for Bishop Howard Hubbard says that his boss is "miffed."
I suppose I'd be "miffed," too, is someone accused me of having an illicit and possibly affair, which ended in a suicide. But I think I'd use a stronger term.
Maybe, for example, say that the charge was "outrageous, despicable, and defamatory"? Yeah, that's a bit more like it what you'd expect from the diocesan spokesman.
So Bishop Hubbard rushes home from vacation to answer these charges, insisting that he's ready to take a lie-detector test. The sound-bite for the press is that he has been "faithful to my vow of celibacy."
Interesting choice of words. In his suicide note, the bishop's alleged partner/victim said that, according to Hubbard, the vow of celibacy required "being free of women."
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