I am a committed Christian and active worshipper, but I was very disappointed by the news that the Church Synod decided that women cannot be Bishops.
In today's debate on this I took the opportunity to make my feelings clear;
As a Church of England believer, I have never understood how a woman can be head of the Church yet somehow women cannot be bishops. I urge that we consider bringing in a short Bill ordering that women should be able to be bishops in the Church of England.
Tony Baldry (Second Church Estates Commissioner)
In the General Synod debate, part of which I sat through, there were some who argued that it was impossible for women to have headship, and I just could not understand how they sought to reconcile that with the fact that Parliament has made the Queen defender of the faith and that we are fortunate enough to have her not only as Head of State, but as head of the Church.
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