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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-05 07:36 PM
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1. They're under pressure from their Third World members
My totally unsubstantiated take on the situation is that when Anglican missionaries converted all those people in Asia and Africa?they required them to give up polygamy and other traditional practices. As converts often do, they became more Victorian than the Victorians who converted them.

Now that Westerners are giving up the Victorian morality that their ancestors taught to African and Asian converts, the Third World Anglicans (who outnumber the European and North American members) are indignant and exercising their numerical power.

I don't agree with them at all--Bishop Robinson has spoken at my church, and he's a wonderful preacher--but I'm just explaining why this is happening.
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