So retired Anglican bishop John-David Schofield has left this Earth. That his main claim to fame is having inflamed a schism brings to mind Proposition 8 and the demographics of its support. Polling increasingly clarifies that homophobia is primarily an old people's affliction and that the perpetrators of the now-cleansed blight on the state Constitution are changing or dying out. It gets better for the espoused multi-faith value of equality.
This would be a good time for those Christians who don't want to see their faith become a discredited relic to visit two works of retired Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong. They are "Why Christianity Must Change or Die: A Bishop Speaks to Believers In Exile" and "The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love." A new Council of Nicaea is needed to reconcile the whole of the Holy Bible with the Golden Rule and the second of the Greatest Commandments, for the doping of an otherwise admirable text with contradicting passages -- passages serving as little more than props for bigotry -- denigrates Christianity.