On the positive side, in the homosexuality debates, the Episcopal Church is starting to put its foot down on something which is an improvement over the free-for-all that envelopes much of the Anglican Communion. A broad religion sounds like a nice sentiment in theory, but in practice it is spiritually damaging. You can't ask people to join that sort of thing, which is why Anglicanism in Europe and North America has hemorraged memebers. In the postmodern age people want commitment, fidelity, and authenticity, none of which are possible if the Gospel means anything and everything and the Christian faith is seen as completely non-doctrinal. The church was right to discipline Bishop Mark Lawrence, but it's too little, too late. The Episcopal church has allowed latitudinarian nonsense for decades in the name of being well-mannered in a bourgeoise, upper-middle class WASP sense.