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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012 11:58:01 AM PST
G. M. Seed says:
Church of England general synod votes against women bishops
BBC News, 20th November 2012
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20415689]
"The general synod of the Church of England has voted narrowly against the appointment of women as bishops. The measure was passed by the synod's houses of bishops and clergy but was rejected by the house of laity..."

The UK has an Anti-Sexism Act of Parliament making it illegal to discriminate based purely on sex. The people from the Dark Ages maintain their inherent sexism and believe themselves above the law.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 12:49:56 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 3:55:46 PM PST
It's sad to see someone who hates their own gender so much they want to see them, to a lesser or greater extent, enslaved.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 11:21:42 PM PST
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Michael Altarriba,

"... someone who hates their own gender". What an absurd inflation!

What I DO think is this :

There are some women who will try to ride on any bandwagon.

Clarissa

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:34:35 AM PST
Alan says:
Clarissa,

"It is a wonderful outcome. Bishops in the Roman Catholic church are men only and the decision will help the cause of unity between the two denominations, which would otherwise have been impossible."

Another route to the unity you describe would be for the Roman Catholic Church to recognise the equality of females and to permit female priests and bishops also.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:36:26 AM PST
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Alan,

Its theology would make this most unlikely.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:47:06 AM PST
Alan says:
Clarissa,

"Theology would make this most unlikely."

Theology is a human creation. It has changed over the years as human understanding itself has evolved. That which is created by men can be changed by men. All that is required is insight and good will.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:55:17 AM PST
anne says:
Does the U.S. allow priests and bishops to be women?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:57:30 AM PST
There would be many people praying for it not to happen.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:00:04 AM PST
anne says:
"The general synod of the Church of England has voted narrowly against the appointment of women as bishops. The measure was passed by the synod's houses of bishops and clergy but was rejected by the house of laity..."

Clarissa: <the decision will help the cause of unity between the two denominations>

anne: Don't you mean three demoniations? I see 'general', 'bishops/clergy', and 'laity'. Or do you mean between bishops and clergy? Or if none of these, which two denominations do you think this will unite?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:01:25 AM PST
anne says:
Alan: <Theology is a human creation. It has changed over the years as human understanding itself has evolved. That which is created by men can be changed by men. All that is required is insight and good will.>

Clarissa: <There would be many people praying for it not to happen.>

anne: There would be people praying for what not to happen?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:09:47 AM PST
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Alan says:
anne

"Does the U.S. allow priests and bishops to be women?"

I am not certain and could well be wrong, but I rather think the Episcopalian Church does. I am sure that other posters will readily be able to confirm this or not, as the case might be.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:14:35 AM PST
I was thinking of between the Church of England and the Roman Catholics.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:15:40 AM PST
Letting women be bishops, of course.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:24:38 AM PST
Alan says:
G.M.Seed,

"The UK has an Anti-Sexism Act of Parliament making it illegal to discriminate based purely on sex. The people from the Dark Ages maintain their inherent sexism and believe themselves above the law."

The UK also has laws against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Yet the C of E maintains its opposition to homosexual bishops.

On both these issues the Church is at odds with the law.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:24:49 AM PST
anne says:
<I think there would be a lot of people praying for letting women be bishops.>

Oh.

. . .

Why would someone not want a women to be a bishop?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:27:34 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 7:37:15 AM PST
Your question : There would be people praying for what NOT to happen?" My answer : "Letting women be bishops."

This is entirely the opposite to what you quoted me as saying!!!

And your question has so much banality! You are about to join the ranks of Heaven101 and Liareads on my ignore list.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 7:28:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 7:59:35 AM PST
Alan says:
anne,

"Why would someone not want a woman to be a bishop?"

A good question.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:28:33 AM PST
anne says:
The Church of England has voted to continue not to have women as bishops.>

Clarissa: <the decision will help the cause of unity between the Church of England and the Roman Catholics.

anne: But it continues to divide the Episcopalian Church from them, right?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:29:40 AM PST
anne says:
"Why would someone not want a women to be a bishop?"

Alan: <A good question.>

Thank you, Alan!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:33:24 AM PST
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anne says:
Alan: <On both gender and sexual orientation issues the Church is at odds with the law.>

anne: Yikes! So do you think it will be a short of time before 'religion' will allow different genders and sexual orientations to be Pope?

I can imagine religion is probably scrambling to elect a man somewhere that will be immune to change.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:36:29 AM PST
Bubba says:
Christians sure pray for bigotry a LOT.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:42:49 AM PST
anne says:
Bubba,
I think they must think it doesn't make sense for anyone but a 'straight' man to hold high positions in the church.

'Bigot' may be to strong a label.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:47:40 AM PST
Bubba says:
Why is the Church of England being allowed to flaunt the UK's Anti-Sexism Act?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:50:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 7:50:30 AM PST
Bubba says:
Why would 'bigot' be too strong of a label? It is the proper term for what many churches are doing against women and gays.
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