Justice in general is undervalued by C of E leaders, which is why moves towards women bishops have been delayed. The feelings of those opposed (for reasons of theology, fear of change or prejudice) to greater inclusion should indeed be taken seriously. But bishops' highly publicised defence of discrimination damages the image of the church, undermining valuable work at parish level. Their political victory is a moral and spiritual defeat.
Savitri Hensman in THE GUARDIAN. Do go read the rest of her article - her understanding of the Church is the most perceptive I have ever come across in a religious commentator in the English media.