A woman priest tipped as a future bishop has compared senior Church of England figures to wife beaters.
What a mess! A total mess.
In an article on her blog titled “The Battered Bride of Christ”, The Rev Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, questioned why women should stay in an “abusive institution”.
Her comments follow moves by bishops to alter proposals to allow the ordination of women bishops.
The Church’s House of Bishops met behind closed doors in York to finalise long – awaited legislation designed to clear the way for a vote at the General Synod in July enabling the ordination of women as bishops.
But the bishops added an amendment that would allow traditionalist parishes that refused to accept the authority of a woman not only to opt out but also to have an alternative bishop chosen to be “consistent with the theological convictions”.
Following the move, Dr Threlfall-Holmes, acting principal of Ustinov College at Durham University, wrote: “The question for women priests today is: do we stay with this abusive institution?
So why do you?
And see, this is exactly why women should not be priests. Liberated, out of control and without authority. Moreover, if this is the PC drivel that is actually believed and taught… Wife beaters?!