On the brighter side from the Communionâ€™s viewpoint, some Americans who went to Lambeth do now have a better sense of the social and political constraints on bishops in traditional societies. One African bishop recalls that after news reached his country of the gay-friendly stance of Americaâ€™s bishops, a senior Muslim asked him, in bewilderment, whether he too had ceased to be Christian. â€œI came to understand as never before that there are places and cultures where it is not possible to discuss [homosexuality],â€ said Bishop Jeff Lee of Chicago.
Wow, my bishop gets quoted in The Economist. Yay, Bish! Your videologs rocked!
Elsewhere in the article, the problem of conservative parishes marooned in liberal American dioceses is discussed, in connection with the cross-border poaching problem. But the problem of liberal parishes marooned in conservative American dioceses is not worthy of discussion, and neither is the problem of gay Anglicans marooned in countries where there are laws on the books that make homosexual acts punishable by death. Hmm.