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July 8th, 2008


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01:19 pm - CoE entertainment
The General Synod of the Church of England voted yesterday to allow consecration of women as Anglican bishops. The most entertaining part of this, for me, was the opposition argument (as summarised by the New York Times):

"Opponents of female bishops argue that Jesus, in choosing men for his 12 disciples, intended that men alone should have the responsibility of ministering to his followers."

Mmmm, well, that makes sense, sure. Though following along with that logic, I can't help noticing that he also apparently intended the job to be for Aramaic-speaking Galilean Jews alone... and it has to be admitted that very, very few current Anglican bishops meet those qualifications.

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