You gotta love Episcopalians. They can argue over big things with the intensity of a UFC cage match, but with the decorum of 4 o’clock tea.
Take gay bishops for example. The American church is locked in a tense showdown with just about every other Episcopal jurisdiction in the world (it’s called the Anglican Communion) over this issue. At the same time, the American church is faced with growing dissension within as some local churches seek to breakaway and align with other like-minded parts of the Anglican Community.
So, the American church puts its ecclesiastical thumb on dioceses who think ordaining gay bishops is wrong. And the Anglican Communion puts its ecclesiastical thumb on the America church for ordaining gay bishops. It’s a tangled theological fight with fundamental issues of scripture and human dignity seemingly pitted against each other.
Yet, to read about it you’d think Anglicans were characters in a satirical Swift novel waging war over the proper method of cracking a hard boiled egg. Pip. Pip. Good show. Go to this link and see what I’m talking about.