…But not about Uganda’s Kill-The-Gays law.
The spiritual leader of the global Anglican Communion issued an unusually sharp and swift rebuke to Episcopal Church leaders over the election of an openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
In a terse statement, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a warning to bishops, clergy and lay representatives of the U.S. church about the confirmation of the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, a lesbian who has been in a partnered relationship for two decades.
“The election of Mary Glasspool by the Diocese of Los Angeles as suffragan bishop elect raises very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole,” Williams said in the statement.
Swell. You can encourage the government to throw gay people into prison and toss away the key…you can encourage sending them to the gallows to hang…you can support throwing the family and friends of gay people into prison for not turning their gay loved ones over to the mob…that’s okay…Williams will keep his trap shut about it. Can’t be antagonizing the mob in Africa I suppose. But let the Episcopal Church of the United State elect a gay bishop and Williams has kittens.
Let’s be real here…the leader of the Anglican Church these days is Peter Akinola. Williams should just give the mantle to him and go take a vacation.