Close of an Era

Harold Lewis said the following of Presiding Bishops Hines and Allin in the April 1996 edition of Anglican Advance:

Bishop Hines I think really broke the ice. He was the pioneer and maverick in many ways. He was kind of like Roosevelt. FDR alienated his blue-blood background by taking on the causes of minorities and poor people, and was seen as a real sell-out. And I think Hines may have been seen in the same way, betraying the carriage trade image of the Episcopal Church and actually getting his hands dirty and involving himself with minorities and poor people in inner cities. Allin picked up the baton, and because he had been the bishop of Mississippi, he was even more concerned about, to use Spike Lee’s phrase, doing the right thing.
- Harold Lewis, Anglican Advance, April 1996