A straw in the wind: in Sudan, there is a breakaway and very aggressive Anglican body that has had support, in the past, from government in Khartoum. Among the varied grounds advanced for its separation is the ludicrous assertion that the Episcopal Church of Sudan is unorthodox in its teaching on sexual ethics. In other words, some mischievous forces are quite capable of using the debates over sexuality as an alibi for divisive action whose roots are in other conflicts. And churches in disadvantaged or conflict-ridden settings cannot afford such distractions - I speak with feeling in the light of what I and others here in Synod know of Sudan.
From ++Cantuar's address today to General Synod in England.
Read the whole thing here.
I put a related question to liberal classmates one time: even supposing you're right about homosexuality, is it worth it firmly to establish (e.g.) +Robinson's moral prerogative to have a sexual relationship with his partner, knowing that Anglicans in other parts of the world (especially Islamic parts) will likely die as an indirrect result? They responded (I'm serious) that not confirming +Robinson would result in lots of gay Episcopal teenagers committing suicide.
Nevermind that there are no Episcopal teenagers, let alone gay ones.