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Sex, Episcopalians, Anglicans, and For Christ's Sake Can't We All Just Get Along?

I want to offer some thoughts about the recent controversy that has The Episcopal Church[1] and the Anglican Communion back in the news: the fact that Primates (chief bishops of various provinces/national or regional churches) of the Anglican Communion, gathered in Canterbury, England last week released a report that seeks to place temporary sanctions on The Episcopal Church, mostly because of our stance on gay marriage.

I encourage you to read the report yourself in context, but on the (not certain) assumption the Primates have the authority to do what they did, and their action takes effect, The Episcopal Church will been barred, for a period of three years, from full participation in certain Anglican ecumenical and interfaith bodies, “and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion,” it can’t take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity.

At first, I wasn’t going to say or write anything about this recent controversy, bec…