I haven’t said much about it. Partly because I’ve been moving, but partly because it’s not really my place to say it.
Bottom line is this: All of our debates have been about homosexuality. There seems to be this belief from the conservative side that “gays run the church”. It really doesn’t work like that. Instead, the church is run by aging baby-boomers who came-of-age in the time of civil rights and either marched or now regret not doing so. Spurred by activists they are eager to be on the right side now but in their eagerness have failed to do what they themselves purport to recommend: listening.
They are not listening well to their people, gay or straight.
I know bishops aren’t representatives; their jobs are not to represent a constituency—but their jobs are to be shepherds of souls.
They would do well to heed Christopher’s advice. Stop talking about issues; start talking to people.