Religion: Resignation in Scarsdale

Since his ordination 23 years ago, William C. Kernan has made a name for himself as an Episcopal priest. In addition to his parish duties as assistant to the rector of the Church of St. James the Less in suburban Scarsdale, N.Y., Father Kernan has appeared as a religious spokesman on frequent radio and TV programs. Most recently he has been leading a fight against "Communist influences" in Scarsdale's public schools. Last week, after preaching at the morning service, 52-year-old High Churchman Kernan told his rector that he did not consider himself an Episcopalian any more: he was seeking admission to...

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