A day after an open letter to Archbishop Rowan Williams of the Church of England was posted on the website of the “Global South Primates” under the names of 17 conservative Anglican bishops, criticizing him and challenging his authority over his “soft” position on homosexuality, one of the conservative bishops has claimed that his name was used without his permission, and several others have publicly distanced themselves from the letter, which was seen as overly harsh and bullying. Meanwhile, this week the North Carolina Baptist State Convention has sparked its own gay controversy with a Tuesday vote deciding to expel any member churches that display queer-friendly tendencies. Among the dissenting minority was Rob Helton, a messenger from the Cherry Point Baptist Church in Havelock, NC, who challenged the convention to practice equal opportunity expulsion: writing policies for every sin in the Bible, and not just homosexuality.