Religion: Straining the Quality of Mercy

Scots admit a clergy candidate who murdered his mother

As golf fans streamed by to attend the final day of the British Open at the famed old course two blocks away, 130 parishioners gathered last week for Sunday worship at the gray stone Hope Park church in St. Andrews, Scotland. Said Pastor William Henney as the service started: "We give a special welcome to Jim Nelson, who starts a probationary period with us. We wish him a happy time among us." Clergy Candidate Nelson, clad in black gown and clerical collar, showed barely a trace of nervousness as he began his duties...

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