...And for that reason some elected officials in Virginia would also have the state intervene in the polity of the Episcopal dioceses of Virginia.
House and Senate bills were introduced this session that would have changed the ownership rules that the Episcopal Church has used throughout its history. The aim appeared to be to strengthen the hand of congregations unhappy with ECUSA over gay rights issues, especially gay bishops.
Are you surprised Reason would take a liberal stance? You shouldn't be - it's libertarian.
Thank you to the libertine Eclectic Econoclast for the link.