Episcopalians and Gays

It does not surprise me, alas, that the Anglican primate in Nigeria, who heads a movement supported by Christianist organizations in the United States, should now be supporting a law that severely restricts the rights of homosexuals to marry, publish, assemble or speak. The law in question would ban all legal recognition of gay relationships and also censor any defense of their rights. If I based this blog in Nigeria, I could be jailed for up to five years. The bishop of Washington asks:

"I also feel compelled to ask the archbishop's many high-profile supporters in this country why they have not publicly dissociated themselves from his attack on the human rights of a vulnerable population. Is it because they support this sort of legislation, or because the rights of gay men and women are not worth the risk of tangling with an important alliance?"

We know the answer. Alas.