THE HYPOCRISY OF THE ENGLISH BISHOPS

There has been much anger vented recently in this neighbourhood about the ad hoc rules that have been adopted by the Church of England hierarchy in respect of the consecration of gay men as bishops. I would like to point out a glaring bit of hypocrisy. It seems that whilst it is not okay to appoint gay priests to episcopal diocesan jobs it appears to be perfectly okay to appoint gay priests to episcopal jobs when their authority will be restricted to those members of the church who belong to the gay tolerant Anglo-Catholic wing.

My big question is this, "Why did Rowan Williams personally stop Jeffrey John from becoming a bishop and then personally recommended a gay priest to a non-diocesan bishopric recently.

Obviously, all this kerfuffle about sexuality has bugger all to do with theology and everything to do with perceived damage limitation. I can't find the bit in the Gospels where Jesus put such pragmatism first.

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THE HYPOCRISY OF THE ENGLISH BISHOPS — 7 Comments

  1. I am referring to a bishop, suffragan bishop or assistant bishop that does not work within a geographically located diocese (he says very carefully).

  2. Um… okay.

    I guess I haven’t been keeping up with church politics over there so I really don’t know what this is about.

    That’s all right. I’ll go over to TA at some point and see if I can catch up.

  3. I want to ask a more specific question, but I fear even posting it could get you in more hot water.

    [Time to decamp to Chin-Wag? ;-p]