The Episcopals Decide
They're bowing to global pressure to cool it on gays. Money quote:
Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, that the 75th General Convention receive and embrace The Windsor Report's invitation to engage in a process of healing and reconcilation; and be it further
Resolved, that this Convention therefore call upon Standing Committees and bishops with jurisdiction to exercise restraint by not consenting to the consecration of any candidate to the episcopate whose manner of life presents a challenge to the wider church and will lead to further strains on communion.
This reverses a previous decision at the convention. Father Jake reacts here. It is not for me to comment on prudential decisions made within another denomination. If this avoids schism, maybe it's defensible. If it allows people to become better used to the idea of faithful gay couples and gay priests, perhaps it's a good thing. It doesn't look like a reversal or anything. Just a prudent pause. But I'm open to different interpretations.