Episcopalians in the News

The real question is, why are Episcopalians so often in the news, when they are such a small denomination? That’s the question asked by E. E. Evans at GetReligion, echoing what Terry Mattingly wrote in 1994. There are only about 2.4 million Episcopalians. Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Mormons, Presbyterians, Church of God in Christ, Assemblies of God, Jews, Muslims all outnumber them. So why do Episcopalians get so much more coverage and respect?