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to be sad that we are not going to get women bishops?

(147 Posts)
grovel Tue 20-Nov-12 18:20:16


HullyEastergully Tue 20-Nov-12 18:22:06


mrskeithrichards Tue 20-Nov-12 18:22:38


grovel Tue 20-Nov-12 18:23:35

The bishops voted for it. The clergy voted for it. The lay people (inc many women) voted against it.

HullyEastergully Tue 20-Nov-12 18:24:04


LivvyPsMum Tue 20-Nov-12 18:24:52

Who gives a stuff?!

LurcioLovesFrankie Tue 20-Nov-12 18:25:20


That and homophobia is why I no longer go to the CofE (shame, it's what I was baptised into, I love the liturgy and the music - but on an institutional level, they hate women and gay people).

abitcoldupnorth Tue 20-Nov-12 18:25:28


HullyEastergully Tue 20-Nov-12 18:25:38

ME and milllions of others.

Do you live in a cave?

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Tue 20-Nov-12 18:26:48

Religion is all about men: keeping men in power and in control. Religion subjugates women by relegating them to secondary positions in the religion and in society.

Why the surprise at this?

amothersplaceisinthewrong Tue 20-Nov-12 18:26:52

So all the power stays with the men, bloody typical.

rogersmellyonthetelly Tue 20-Nov-12 18:27:05

Ffs! What planet? Which century? I'm c of e and I'm fecking ashamed

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Tue 20-Nov-12 18:28:03

amothersplaceisinthewrong, precisely. Power and wealth and control.

FreckledLeopard Tue 20-Nov-12 18:28:24

Can someone explain the role of the lay people - who are they? Where do they come from? Why do they get to swing the vote so radically?

ImAlpharius Tue 20-Nov-12 18:28:30

WTF I can't believe this, I feel deeply disapointed.

BegoniaBampot Tue 20-Nov-12 18:44:32

Really? I'm not religious but recognise it's place and it's role for many people and their communities. Why won't they let women be bishops, what are they so afraid of?

Mutt Tue 20-Nov-12 18:48:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CurrentBun Tue 20-Nov-12 18:50:35

Totally agree with you Mutt

Its a fucking disgrace.

And CofE heads this country. This is just not good enough. I have never really been a fan of the whole secular thing but I'm beginning to think that's the way to go now if it's the only way we can get equality.

Yama Tue 20-Nov-12 18:51:09

Yeah, I was wondering about the law too Mutt.

Mind you, non-Catholics aren't promoted in Catholic schools (in Scotland) and I've always thought that this equated to discrimination.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 20-Nov-12 18:53:07

It is a disgrace. I am so steaming angry and upset.

OwlLady Tue 20-Nov-12 18:55:12

it's completely ludicrous, it shouldn't even be debated. The chruch is an employer no??? why do they not come under the same rules as any other company?

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 20-Nov-12 18:57:53

It's just bollocks. It's not scriptural, and even if it were, the C of E isn't biblically literal.

This is just misogyny.

suburbophobe Tue 20-Nov-12 19:00:20

What do you expect?

Machismo is alive and kicking!!

The reason I have turned off religion.

I prefer the Goddess....

YY LRD <froths>

IvanaHumpalotCountDracula Tue 20-Nov-12 19:03:45

Traditional Anglican/CoE church attendance is at an all time low.

The General Synod is not representative of the wider CoE community (church going or not).

Stick 'religion' in front of anything, no matter how unpleasant, and you think you can justify anything.

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