The Spokesman-Review this morning reports on Bruce Jessen, "a Spokane psychologist who helped develop controversial interrogation methods" including "sleep deprivation and waterboarding" for the CIA.
Jessen, a Mormon, this week was appointed bishop of the church's 6th Ward in Spokane, rendering him a "spiritual leader" who "will take confessions and help people with their personal problems."
As one could imagine, that's rankling some human-rights groups.
In 2009, Jessen faced public scrutiny when an investigation showed that he and his partner Jim Mitchell assured the CIA that waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" were safe, despite the fact that they had no "experience with al Qaeda, Islamic extremists or battlefield interrogations," ABC news reported at the time.
"And yet, more than anyone else, Mitchell and Jessen, long-time friends and colleagues, shaped the CIA's interrogation program, according to the two former CIA officials," ABC reported.
It doesn't take much poking around the Internet, or the Gospels, to find suggestions that running water over people's faces to make them feel like they are drowning probably isn't exactly in-line with Jesus' teachings.