Everybody thought the Church of England general synod was going to vote for women bishops. But they voted against it. I am not surprised. Don’t we already know that religionists are against women’s equality?
But anyway, what is so revolutionary about women bishops!
The truth is I am not very excited about women becoming priests or bishops, imams or monks. I do not think women should believe in anti-women religions.
I have recently learned about ordination of women.
In 1917 the Church of England licensed women as lay readers called Bishop’s Messengers, many of whom ran churches, but did not go as far as to ordain them. Within Anglicanism the majority of provinces ordain women as deacons and priests.
The first three women priests ordained in the Anglican Communion were in the Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong and Macao: Li Tim-Oi in 1944 and Jane Hwang and Joyce Bennett in 1971.
A number of Anglican provinces also ordain women as bishops. The Episcopal Church in the United States and the Anglican churches of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, Australia, Canada and the Church of Southern Africa. Cuba, one of the extra-provincial Anglican churches, has done so as well.
The Church of Ireland has permitted the ordination of women as bishops since 1990 but none have yet occurred. The Scottish Episcopal Church also permits the ordination of women as bishops since 2003, but none have yet been consecrated.
In England the issue of women being ordained as bishops is contentious and under discussion. The issue was voted down in 2012 by the Church of England.
What did women bishops do so far? Did they rewrite the bible? Did they delete the anti-women parts from the bible? Did they ever criticize Christianity for being cruel to women? No. They didn’t. They are not less misogynists than male bishops. They just worship a misogynist and arrogant god like all other ignorant worshipers. The beliefs of male and female bishops are scientifically inaccurate, insane and often inhumane. The only difference I find between male and female bishops is that female bishops are masochists.
A friend of mine told me, ‘breaking that glass ceiling is considered a big deal – baby steps, perhaps! Who knows, one day female bishops might rewrite the bible!’ When you sincerely believe every word of the bible, you become a bishop and claim apostolic succession! As a bishop you can do anything you like, you can even fuck a child but I do not think you will ever rewrite the bible!
Come on, folks!