Although I am not quite as jaded as Captain Yips about the matter, I do not see the election of partnered Lesbian Mary Glasspool as a bishop in the TEC Diocese of Los Angeles as groundbreaking.
Instead I see it as leading to more of the same. I expect the election will receive the necessary consents, thereby demonstrating The Episcopal Church’s contempt for orthodoxy and unity. But that contempt would be more of the same, would it not? And liberals will use this opportunity to make life more difficult for the orthodox, as –Bruno has hinted. But making life difficult for the orthodox has practically been a sacrament of The Episcopal Church since 1979.
++Rowan Williams will make sonorous pronouncements to string along the orthodox, but mean nothing, until he is absolutely forced to take a stand. And then he will back and enable the apostates. More of the same.
And the rest of the Anglican Communion will lack enough backbones to do anything about it. Yes, there is talk about TEC being expelled from the Communion, but get real!
Those who do retain enough orthodoxy and moral clarity, such as GAFCON, will drift further from the Communion, but not cut bait. More of the same.
Need I say more? I mean, really people, this has all the suspense of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown to kick. We may not know all the details of what will transpire, but we know how it will end. More of the same.