Although I do not at all recommend the extreme traditionalist blog VirtueOnline, the author, David Virtue (his real name) had a point when he noted the irony: the Haitian Ambassador to the United Nations has just rented a floor of the Episcopal Church Headquarters–expensive space in a prime location a block from the UN.
At the same time, the Episcopal Church is raising money to rebuild the main cathedral of our fellow Episcopalians there; in fact, Incarnation was an earlier contributor to this campaign. Our diocese and many other church organizations are also giving money to relieve suffering and encourage development in the poorest country in our hemisphere.
I’ll leave it to others to figure whether this rental is a good use of our patrimony. –J. Douglas Ousley