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e-petition: no women Bishops, no automatic seats in the House of Lords

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poetryjam Tue 27-Nov-12 17:32:52

Last week the Church of England voted not to allow women to be Bishops. This is disappointing for the women and the Church but is it relevant to mums? Actually, yes it is because of the House of Lords. Bishops are given seats in the House of Lords, from which they pass laws that affect you and I. Having voted against women Bishops they have ensured that these seats are for men only (not for women, or mums, or at this rate our daughters and grand-daughters too).
Whatever your views about women Bishops, it?s surely not right that there should be seats reserved in Parliament for men only. If there are no women bishops, there should be no automatic seats for Bishops in the House of Lords. Please sign the petition to ask the government to apply Equality Law to the Church of England in the Lords, and ask your friends and family to sign it too.
The petition has reached over 8,500 signatures in under a week. When it gets to 10,000 the Government will respond and when it hits 100,000, they will discuss the issue in the Commons.

PacificDogwood Tue 27-Nov-12 17:35:31

I'd say a Bad Word if my darling offspring weren't within earshot.

Bloody, basterding Old Men.

Ooops, I did say it.
Still angry. And I am not even a memeber of the CoE.

Meggymoodle Tue 27-Nov-12 19:51:11

Yeah that's the whole thing isn't it? Everyone getting all hett up over and not even members of the CofE....interesting. It's not like the house of Lords is democratic in the first place.

PacificDogwood Tue 27-Nov-12 21:02:19

I am a woman though.
Living in this country.
Until an unelected House continues to exist I would quite like some kind of representation in there, regardless of my beliefs.

poetryjam, I suppose you might get more traffic on this thread (of ALL opinions grin) if this was in Chat? Somewhere that moves quicker? You could ask MNHQ to move it. Just sayin'...

poetryjam Tue 27-Nov-12 21:40:58

Thanks for the suggestion PacificDogwood. I'll get in touch with MNHQ and see what they say.

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