Will the real Rev. Daniel Webster please stand up

Our friend from the Diocese of Utah writes:

I wish I looked like Aidan Quinn. His character in the series has my name. I’m an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Utah. My bishop is also a woman as is the Rev. Daniel Webster’s in the TV show. It’s a curious coincidence. The NBC press material calls the priest “unconventional” and someone who has conversations with Jesus. I call that prayer. As for being unconventional, I’ve been called worse. Jesus was more than unconventional, he was radical. He was constantly breaking the conventions of his society. I’m looking forward to the show and conversation it will undoubtedly create. Good for NBC. And in the interest of full disclosure, I must report that I was an employee of NBC News for 12 years in the 70s and 80s.

The Rev. Daniel Webster, Director of Communications, Episcopal Diocese of Utah

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