The Selective Outrage of the Anglican Church

At The Atlantic, Jonathan Merritt writes on the Anglican Church’s decision to suspend its Episcopal branch for three years over its views on same-sex marriage, a move he finds hypocritical since the larger church has failed to address other transgressions. Meanwhile, in other regions of the church, namely its powerful arm in Africa, oppressive and sometimes violent policies towards gays have continued without reproach. “But there is simply no moral equivalency between marrying a gay couple and sentencing them to rot in jail,” Merritt writes. “Focusing on the former while overlooking the latter epitomizes what Jesus referred to as looking at the sawdust in your brother’s eye while ignoring the plank in your own.”

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