Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Church of England Liberals have failed to introduce women bishops

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The Church of England has voted not to introduce female bishops.

In favour of female bishops

Bishops: 44
Clergy: 148
Laity: 132

Against

Bishops: 3
Clergy: 45
Laity: 74

Abstentions

Bishops: 2
Clergy: 0
Laity: 0

The legislation needed a two-thirds majority in all three houses of the General Synod to pass. The rule is that this issue cannot be voted upon again for five years.
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About 95 % of bishops in favour; about three quarters of clergy in favour; but less than two thirds of laity in favour.
(Typical breakdown for Liberalism - top down changed to be imposed on the masses.)
I am amazed, nay stunned. 
I thought it was a sure thing (and so did the Liberals). 
Just goes to show: keep praying, never despair...
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