Blocking Women Bishops Has Nothing To Do With Inequality. It’s All About Sticking To The Rules, Girls
Adam Lovejoy reports from Canterbury: So, the Synod of the Church of England has decided to ignore the pressure from the modernisers and blocked the consecration of women bishops.
It was obviously the right thing to do, if the C of E wanted to remain a church in a proper sense and not become a sect, just because some impressionable chicks felt discriminated against when their desire to become Anglican bishops was ignored. These women, you see, consider religious dogma and the Bible to have something of a flexible nature about them, open to change and modern interpretation. And every time these people are told to take a walk, they feel deeply offended and humiliated.
The funniest argument that the liberals have come up with after seeing their atheist project of injecting women bishops into the Anglican communion fail was to accuse the C of E of being ‘out of step with society’. As if it’s not the society that has to keep its links with the church and stick to the rules but the church needs to stoop as low as it can to satisfy society that is successfully tearing itself apart. That buffoon, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who pretends to be some great theologian and even a world authority on Fyodor Dostoevsky, whose work he obviously reads very little, even broke down when the vote went against women bishops. This man, who nearly brought the C of E to its knees, in a non religious way, I hasten to add, actually believes he is acting in the interests of his flock. No wonder his ten year reign is considered to be a disaster for the Anglican Church.
The incoming Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who takes over things in January, seems to be of a progressive disposition as well, thinking that women bishops would be a godsend to the C of E. How that works out in his head is hard to tell, for if His Grace has read the Bible he would know that any break with the Apostles spells the end of his church. Archbishop Welby says that he opposes gay marriage, but judging by his modernising streak he will come to embrace gay marriages as well.
The most disappointing aspect of this whole women bishops debate is the total silence of the Defender of the Faith, the Queen, who had not uttered a word on the subject in the run up to the crucial vote. Her Majesty, it seems, has decided to stick to neutrality in all matters, preferring a life of reflection, attending horse races and letting her grandchildren do whatever they please as long as they leave her alone. Is it any wonder then that all sorts of modernisers who are busy trying to tear the C of E apart feel so confident in what they are doing?
The British mainstream press that has been losing its cred steadily in past two decades has once again confirmed its ignorance and left-wing bias, by siding with the modernisers on the issue of women bishops, quoting some of the most idiotic comments and statements made by the enemies of the Anglican Church, as if they made any sense. The result will be a loss of more readers and an even more desperate attempt to fight for the remaining ones by going further downmarket.