The equation of U.S. military power, projected w/ “overwhelming force” far beyond its borders, with the Diocese of New Hampshire electing a bishop for itself alone, never ceases to astonish me.
Yes, there are (U.S. of) Americans behind both: is that all it takes to make this fatuous comparison? Why doesn’t Ms. Rodgers properly equate the Bush/Rumsfeld juggernaut w/ the Episcopal conservative minority determined to shape world Anglicanism in its image (through the power of its considerable purse)? One need look no farther than last October’s meeting in Texas, to see something similar to “coalition forces” in “Operation Anglican Freedom” (or some such BS). In the same way that the U.S. handpicked the Iraqi Rubberstamp Council for its unanimity w/ Uncle Sam, so too did the AAC keep its meeting ideologically pure, by making sure no disloyal elements snuck in the door.
I just hope LGBTs (esp. in the Third World, where they tend to be more socially vulnerable) don’t end up as collateral damage, the way so many Iraqi civilians have.