Anglican leaders meeting in Canterbury have temporarily suspended the U.S. Episcopal Church from full participation in the Anglican Communion. The move comes at the behest of conservative bishops — mostly from Africa — who are unhappy with the American church's stance on same-sex marriage and gay clergy.
it should be remembered that US fundamentalists for years now have made insidious and malevolent political and cultural interventions, machinations, and consultations in African nations in order to fan the flames of homophobia, even to the point of helping shape and promote death penalty laws.
American fundamentalists loathe The Episcopal Church, and this division in the Anglican Communion is one of many consequences they hoped to see result from wretched handiwork in Africa.
See: How anti-gay Christians evangelize hate abroad. From that op-ed by Kapya Kaoma:
In nations such as Uganda, Russia, Nigeria and Belize, an insidious homophobia engineered in America is taking root. I have seen this hate being spread with my own eyes.
In March 2009, while in Kampala, Uganda, researching reports of U.S. right-wing evangelical involvement in attacks on LGBTQ equality and reproductive justice, I was invited to a three-day conference on homosexuality hosted by the Family Life Network, which is based in New York. The keynote speaker was Scott Lively from Springfield, Mass., who introduced himself as a leading expert on the "international homosexual agenda." I filmed Lively over the course of two days as he instructed religious and political leaders about how gays were coming to Uganda from the West to "recruit children into homosexuality."