The outrage builds and spreads. Gotta hand it to the Episcopalians!
Episcopalian leader lashes out at Bush for ‘reprehensible’ policy
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
BY KEVIN ECKSTROM
RELIGION NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON — The top bishop of the Episcopal Church, in a stinging rebuke of American foreign policy, said the United States is rightly “hated and loathed” around the world for its “reprehensible” rhetoric and blind eye toward poverty and suffering.
“I’d like to be able to go somewhere in the world and not have to apologize for being from the United States,” Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold 3rd said Friday in an interview with Religion News Service.
Griswold, head of the 2.3million-member church, blasted the Bush administration for its wartime rhetoric, especially labeling Iran, Iraq and North Korea an “axis of evil.”
“Quite apart from the bombs we drop, words are weapons and we have used our language so unwisely, so intemperately, so thoughtlessly … that I’m not surprised we are hated and loathed everywhere I go,” he said.