Just a quick observation about the current "gay Bishop" argument in the Anglican Church. Except for one time when the Bishop of Sydney (Australia) spoke of his opposition to the appointment of a "gay" Bishop, the entire debate here in Britain has been framed as African conservatism and homophobia compared with nice tolerant English inclusion and rationalism. Very strange that the opposition has been mostly framed as an African backdwardness, regardless of the fact that many non-Africans in the Church are also against the promotion of this celebate priest to bishop (including plenty of white English Anglicans).

I wonder whether it was a rhetorical tactic to unite the English clergy?

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