Sunday, 11 November 2012
1992 And All That
Twenty years ago today, the General Synod of the Church of England voted to admit women to the presbyterate.
As much as anything else, by compromising the clear New Testament principle of male headship, the Church of England made it that much more difficult to argue for economic policies that enabled fathers to feed, house and clothe their families, and for foreign policies that protected those families from having those fathers torn away from them and harvested on the battlefield.
It seems to realise that now. Hence, at least in part, its deafening silence on and about this anniversary.