How’s That Again?

Savor, if you will, this reflection on the decision by the Episcopal Church USA to ratify the selection of a gay man as a bishop:

REFLECTING ON THE ROBINSON ELECTION, David Anderson, president of the American Anglican Council said if Christians die in countries like Nigeria and Indonesia, countries with strong Islamic populations, because the mullahs read the General Convention news to the Muslim Friday Prayers services, the blood of our Christian brothers and sisters will be on the hands of this Convention and the Bishops and Deputies who voted for the hugely volatile issues. This [*] is from a quasi-official website maintained by the American Anglican Council. I can’t find a primary-source cite for the quotation or its precise wording.]

Let me make sure I understand this: If Muslims who hate homosexuals decide to murder Christians, the blood of those Christians will be on the hands of Christians who fail to hate homosexuals enough.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com