Ellen Loudon

Just another WordPress.com weblog

women and men

leave a comment »

The difference is:
Women can’t be Bishops…

I got an email today with the following press release from Women and the Church (WATCH). It made me feel a bit sad, but it doesn’t surprise me.

“At the recent meeting of General Synod, members were told by the Chair of the
Legislative Drafting Group that it was “highly unlikely” that the vote on women
bishops would be taken by July 2010.”

Thinking Anglicans covers the issue and there are some useful comments here.

It just feels like the Church of England isn’t ready yet and even though that isn’t really a good enough excuse I would rather the motion was truly successful at Synod than it be either rejected or just get through. I feel weak in the face of this reality and it makes me sick to think about inequality continuing. Meanwhile the (mostly) male Bishops of the world (though many aren’t actually going) meet at Lambeth shortly and so many talented and capable women are still not welcome.

…and, real men “p**s against the wall”
this is quote from the sermon below…(warning it contains reference to urination)

(thanks to Dave Walker and The Real Live Preacher for the link to this.)


Written by ellenloudon

February 21, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Posted in church, lament, religion

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: