Breaking – No Welsh Women Bishops
It will probably prompt a flurry of claims about my misogyny, but I am delighted that the Welsh Synod failed to pass a vote on allowing Women Bishops. The vote in favour in the House of Clergy was only 58.7%, short of the two-thirds required for the motion to pass.
I am in agreement with Ft Jeffrey Steel when he wrote this morning
What is so sad about this debate and particularly this article is the lack of exgetical and contextual apologetics for these views.
Follow the link to his website and you’ll see a piece in today’s Guardian by Barry Morgan (the Archbishop of Wales) which has not a shred of Scripture in it on the subject of headship and leadership in the church. The Galatians 3:28 quote he uses is a red herring as it is soteriological, not ecclesiastical.
Roll on the English Synod rejecting this nonsense in due course.
Update – Ruth G has more including a quote from Barry Morgan
I am deeply disappointed, especially since it was lost with a very low margin in the house of clergy. It was just three votes. The same thing happened over the ordination of women to the priesthood 11 years ago. That later went through at the second attempt. It is an issue that is not going to go away or be ignored. The Church in Wales will have to grapple with it. I am sad that we have to go through the whole process again.
and this priceless contribution from Giles Fraser
It’s an absolute disgrace. If women are good enough to be priests they are good enough to be bishops. Anything other than this is a theological nonsense.
Obviously. And your scriptural reasoning would be?
Nope, didn’t think so Giles, just more of the same waffle about "justice" and "equality". Sigh.