"To see that level of consensus is overwhelming," Johnston said Friday after the vote. "It's terribly humbling because of the level of expertise and the very fine national reputations of the other nominees. I myself have no such reputation."
"Anglicans simply don't break apart from each other," he said. "The fact we now have that going on for the first time in our history says we need to come back to that middle ground.
"The problem is not homosexuality," he said, "but the way the right and left are treating each other. That has to stop."
Albert White, an All Saints' lay leader, said Johnston's decisive election of Johnston was reasonable to him.
"That diocese was reaching out for someone who could have a unifying influence and take it back to its traditions," he observed.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Johnston :: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal