From EPISCOPAL LIFE:
The Episcopal Church's House of Bishops will meet Sept. 15-21 in Phoenix for its regular fall meeting as planned, including an optional pre-meeting trip to the U.S.-Mexican border, despite public outcry over Arizona's recent enactment of the nation's toughest immigration law and calls for a boycott.
"It's an opportunity to be educated, to be informed and to make a public statement about solidarity with people that are victims in this, and there are victims on both sides, which is important to emphasize," said Arizona Bishop Kirk Smith in a telephone interview. "We will accomplish a lot more by being here, learning, hearing and responding about it and standing in solidarity with people suffering instead of taking the easy way out by saying let's go meet someplace else."
COMMENT: Personally, I don't think the bishops need to cancel the Phoenix booking. But, the above statement from Bishop Smith is nonsense and spin.
"Victims on both sides?"
That's a grade ones example of Tufti-speak and complete and utter bollocks, of course.