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I am quite pissed of of this Islam has done this and that rather then saying a typical culture of the clans in different parts of the world. Googling is easy but googgling in the positive way is important. I am just wondering now anyone dare to argue this; the asshole so call themselves men and bitches so call themselves respectable or what ever women shit they say. Would any one would be prick enough to comment on this; As they always point finger on Islam rather a Muslims So should I be questioning the Christian faith or the followers……… Think!
Anyone talk about Islam without having knowledge of Islam, I can understand if any follower of Islam does any act or something bad the individual should be responsible but not Islam……. So my humble advise to you is honorable Ladies and Gentlemen, if you don’t have knowledge of Islam it means not Fox News bloody Taliban and CNN stuff and some other bla bla blaa. I meant if you haven’t read the the translation of Quar’an then get yourself a duct tape and conveniently place it on your big mouth and it may help. I bet not many of you read the Bible yourself and the other references.
The Church of England has voted not to let women become bishops after the ballot did not receive the two third majority it needed to go ahead.
The House of the Bishops and the House of the Clergy were in favour of female bishops, with 44 votes to three and 148 votes to 45 respectively. But the Laity recorded 132 votes for and 74 against. Just two bishops abstained.
Over the course of the day, more 100 speeches were made both for and against the move.
Those who voted for female bishops wanted women to be treated equally in the church, while those against said female bishops contravened scripture.
Tim Stevens, the Bishop of Leicester, wanted the Synod to back the measure, in order “to speak for millions who want to see us do this”.
The next Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, urged support for the motion. “It is time to finish the job and vote for this measure,” he said. “The Church of England needs to show how to develop the mission of the church in a way that demonstrates we can manage diversity of view without division. Diversity in amity; not diversity in enmity.”
The legislation to allow women to be bishops was backed by 42 out of the 44 CoE dioceses, but to pass it, there needed to be a two-thirds majority.
It was considered to be the biggest decision the Synod has had to make since it approved female priests two decades ago.
The debate was hotly contested.
Those in favour said there was a general consensus within the Church that the role of bishop should be open to women. They added that women priests made up a third of the clergy.
Unity with Roman Catholics
But opponents argued that Jesus chose only men to be his apostles, therefore the spiritual leadership of the CoE should be by men only.
Others said that ordaining women bishops would prevent unity with Roman Catholics.
Prior to the vote, it was speculated that the ballot result would be close.Those in favour said that if the vote did not pass, the Church would be in danger of fading away into irrelevance.
Canon Rosie Harper said: “As a church for the whole country we will be seen to have failed to do what is right and honourable. A church with lower moral standards than the rest of society risks its right to comment on other issues.
“Secondly, it will inevitably be seen as the act of a dying church more wedded to the past than committed to hope for the future.”
Rev Rod Thomas, vicar of St Matthew’s Elburton, Plymouth and leader of Evangelical group Reform, said the vote itself was forcing CoE members to “accept something that we do not believe the Bible teaches”.
It is thought that it could be 2019 before another vote on the issue takes place.