Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ick! Girl Cooties! Run for Cover!

News from the Church of England:

The church of England faces a mass exodus of priests and worshippers after plans were approved to allow women to become bishops without protection for traditionalists.
["Without protection!" I'm shocked ... shocked, I tell you!]
At a confidential meeting...
[Evidently not so much!]
... bishops narrowly voted to proceed with the historic reforms and to resist pressure to create separate dioceses free of women clergy.
The decision will dismay hundreds of priests who could defect to the Roman Catholic Church, which refuses to ordain women. It was taken at a meeting of about 50 members of the House of Bishops, at a hotel in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, last week, and has set the stage for a showdown with traditionalists when the General Synod, the Church's parliament, is next convened, in July.


Robert said...

If this report is accurate, it looks like the C of E will have a greater exodus than TEC. And, truth be told, the ordination of women remains the major sticking point with the dissidents here, like now deposed +Schofield, and the diocesans of Fort Worth and Quincy. It is so sad to see so many people stuck in the past.

DavidJustinLynch said...

Thanks to be to God!

Elaine F. said...

Every now and then I stop by this website.

I am struck by how you tend to use sarcasm to belittle and demean those with sincerely held beliefs that are different from your own.

Elaine F.


You know, Elaine, I consider sarcasm the kinder and gentler option when faced with this kind of misogynistic #@&! from the institutional church.

Thanks for stopping by.

john said...

Perhaps Elaine would be better off avoiding this website in future and confining herself to those run by people who believe she should be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.

And I am not trying to be sarcastic.

Jim said...

Let me see, what will the CoE loose? Priests and people who still cannot read Amos without crossing their fingers. Priests and people who do not see the women active in the early church's priestly ministry until the then dominant culture forced them back into the harem. Priests who cannot face the competition competent women present.

Losses like that should be celebrated.

We can pray that some of them will finally look in a mirror or find the institutional deference to the dominant male privileged culture of Rome so stifling they come home. But in the meantime (and it is a mean time!) wayward brothers go your way. You wont be bishops in Rome either.