The House of Bishops will bring a motion to the General Synod on Monday 8 July, at its sessions in York, requesting the drafting of new legislation to enable women to be consecrated to the episcopate. If it is passed, this will allow time for further debate in November, and the process could be concluded in 2015.
The Bishops envisage the legislation as “a measure and amending canon that made it lawful for women to become bishops”, and “the repeal of the statutory rights to pass Resolutions A and B under the 1993 Measure”
If I read the material correctly this is another attempt to ram through what failed last time – no protection for dissenters. If I’m wrong, please tell me.
Oh for Heaven’s sake! Why don’t they just get it over with and issue a decree announcing women bishops? Such an act could not possibly be more illegitimate than the current sham. Point in fact it would be a bit more honest and it would end the farce that everyone is attempting to pass off as due process. Is there anyone who has not grasped that the voting will continue until the correct result is obtained? Or that once said result is obtained, there will never under any circumstances be another vote permitted on this subject?
I second #1’s request; this sounds like more of the same, that is, the beatings will continue until morale improves.