Every time a homophobic person tries to scare others by saying “You don’t want to have happen to us what is happening to the Episcopalians!” I get annoyed.
What is happening in the Anglican church is that conservative separatists are threatening to ruin the church if they don’t get their way.
And now that same Episcopalian faction has a new threat. If the church affirms female bishops, they will leave.
Same people, same arguments, same tactics as are being against GLBT people. Thankfully, more people are aware of this kind of discrimination then are aware of homophobia (another form of sexism).
But “what is happening to the Episcopalians” is making people more aware.
Today it is GLBT under attack in the United Methodist Church.
Tomorrow it is women.
And it goes on and on.
Hopefully, the shocking discrimination of this misguided group will make many more aware of the danger of going backwards towards oppression and exclusion.