Wednesday, 21 November 2012
C of E Synod votes against having women bishops
This decision makes no sense to me at all but, then, why should it? A central plank of the fundamentalist argument against women as bishops is that women should not have teaching authority over men. But wasn't this point already conceded when women were allowed to become deacons and priests? Poor old Justin Wellby: he really has been handed a poisoned chalice. It will be fascinating to see how he clears up this ecclesiastical mess.