Anglicans: The Bishop's Ghosts

Even by the unfettered standards of Britain's Anglican hierarchy, the Bishop of Southwark is known as a bold and outspoken churchman. In addition to sponsoring a host of adventurous urban missions, the Rt. Rev. Mervyn Stockwood has over the years defended homosexuals, denounced Anglican policy on divorce as cowardly, told ribald stories in public and revealed the drinking habits of his fellow clerics in a book called The Compleat Imbiber.

None of the bishop's statements has raised more eyebrows than two articles in the Times of London this month in which he not...

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