Wednesday, 12 May 2010
More on Women Bishops...
I was going to hold off discussing the latest on women bishops, but I have just come across this letter from Reform, published last week (h/t Church Times Blog). The issue of the theological acceptability of women priests and bishops has been long decided in the Church of England, and the ongoing debate as I understand it has been about how to accommodate (or not) those opposed to it. The Reform letter appears to be going back to first principles and arguing that there shouldn't be women bishops, perhaps in their terms "can't be".
They do not appear to be arguing for a different form of oversight, instead they seem to be arguing that if there are women bishops they will leave. That is their prerogative, although quite why they want to stay with a group of people with whom they differ so fundamentally baffles me.