A Fresh Start for Springfield

Berkshire Eagle [Springfield MA]
Downloaded February 15, 2004

Bishop Howard Hubbard talked about allegations made against him on the radio.

Hubbard was a guest Sunday on the Laurie Reilly Show on 810 WGY. He discussed the recent allegations of a sexual affair between him and a man who killed himself nearly 30 years ago. Hubbard said he has never broken his vow of celibacy.

He said, "I've been overwhelmed by the numbers of e-mails, letters, phone calls, mass cards, flowers, etc. that I've received. But the important thing is that we have an investigation that can go to the root of the allegations that have been made and clear my name. That's what I'm looking forward to most. It's very embarrassing and very humiliating, but I'm at peace with myself because I know that I never did the things I'm alleged to have done."

Hubbard said he is looking to have someone independent and experienced investigate the charges that were brought upon him. He also said a polygraph test will show that he's innocent.