Skip to comments.UK: Synod Rejects women bishops. Laity knew more than bishops and clergy
Posted on 11/22/2012 10:37:00 PM PST by ReformationFan
And so it came to pass that the laity in the Church of England rose up and declared they would not have women bishops to reign over them. The vote was admittedly only six votes, but six votes are six votes. The issue cannot be revisited until a new Synod is elected in 2015.
Liberals and progressives along with homosexuals and lesbians are in "tears" and "agony" over this defeat. So is the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the soon to be Archbishop Justin Welby who both spoke up in favor of the measure. It was a bitter pill for Williams to swallow as he is out the door in five weeks, another example of his failed incumbency. His legacy lies in ruins. It's a bad start for Welby.
Williams said in the aftermath of that decision, the church risks being seen as "willfully blind" to the demands from wider British society; it must do away with institutional and theological sexism.
"We have, to put it very bluntly, a lot of explaining to do," he told the General Synod. "Whatever the motivation for voting yesterday, whatever the theological principle on which people acted and spoke, the fact remains that a great deal of this discussion is not intelligible to our wider society. Worse than that, it seems as if we are willfully blind to some of the trends and priorities of that wider society."
He added, "We have some explaining to do, we have as a result of yesterday undoubtedly lost a measure of credibility in our society."
What sort of explaining to society is it that the church is supposed to do exactly? The church is a counter culture. We are told not to "conform to this present age", we are not to be lovers of the world
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Why don’t the “liberals and progressives” just up and start their own church??
Talk about missing the whole point of a church...
I’m amazed (and pleased) that this happened in England!
The country has been caving in to every PC and alien element for years and is already halfway down the drain.
Anal sex among bishops in the Anglican Communion is AOK.
Being female and elected bishop is not ok.
There is something wrong with this picture.
Ignorant attitude regarding scripture and tradition of the role of women in the early Christian church per sacred liturgy, coupled with outright condemnation of homosexuality as an obamination, tells me that the Druid high priest are highly selective in theological application depending on cultural relativism of the day. Meanwhile Islamists are running circles around them -COae is largely irrelevant in British daily life. The only hope for the CoE is to accept mass conversion offered by arome. Coe is as dead Abd irrelevant as Cromwells Roundgead rule.
Time to swim the Tiber or be consumed by the heir of Sulliman the Magnificant.
Agony? Not half enough agony. Not molten-lake agony :).
Because being liberal they are fundamentally too lazy to do the work that involves. They’d rather be parasites off something that already exists.