Statements in a radio interview given by Anglican bishop Martin Reynolds display the essentials of liberal antihomophobia: Anti-gay archbishop Jensen likened to Hitler. According to Reynolds, the claim that deviant sexual intercourse is bad, so homosexual couplings aren’t equivalent to marriages and those who affirm such things in their lives shouldn’t be pastors of souls, amounts to singling out “a single group … for … opprobrium and hatred” and is “nothing short of the evil that went on in the ’30s.”
Those are bizarre assertions. Reynolds provides the key to them, though, through an even more bizarre assertion: “This is really the last vestige of evil left in our society.” This final statement makes it clear that the bishop has an amazingly simple moral theory. It appears that his theory is identical to the moral theory of contemporary advanced liberalism. In that theory, there is no good other than the satisfaction of human desires, no material evil other than the thwarting of human desires, and no moral evil other than failure to support the equal furtherance of all desires. So to do away with moral evil altogether, and substantially achieve utopia, all you have to do is make tolerance, equality, and efficiency the sole acceptable principles of social order. This is what Anglicanism has become!