Here is a round-up of how the press understood and interpreted General Convention.
Boston Globe (AP): Episcopalians authorize bishops to bless same-sex unions
The Independent (Reuters): Episcopal Church moves toward blessing gay unions
Los Angeles Times: Episcopal leaders affirm new policy on same-sex blessings
PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly: General Convention Report.
[I]mportant ministries and initiatives go unnoticed by national media attracted like moths to the spectacular flame of Christians arguing with Christians.
This week, the Episcopal Church took decisive steps to move beyond the perpetual family fight. Its national convention’s decisions will cause more losses in a divided denomination. But the moves could be a badly needed first day in the rest of Episcopal life, freeing up energy for more productive ministry.
Gawker: “…the only religion to step into the 21st Century…”
We want everything in our church to be open to all people,” Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish said in a phone interview from Anaheim, Calif., where she was attending the church’s once-every-three-years legislative assembly. “Our diocese has always been progressive on social issues, mainly because the state is so conservative.”