Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Anglicans & (non) equality ...

There was a time - years ago - in South Africa, when the Anglican Church elected Desmond Tutu, a wonderfully gifted & godly man, as it's leader, in a country that sought to oppress and silence all people of colour under apartheid. I was proud to be an Anglican then.

Since then, the Anglican Church has systematically focused on who it can exclude from it's pews & pulpits, whether that be gays, lesbians, transgendered people or women.

The Church of England is now happy to 'allow' women to minister, as long as they don't ever feel called to the Episcopate, and as long as - in many cases - they offer their ministry for free as NSM's or work under a man.  It is also happy to allow LGBT people to minister, as long as they look and act like straight people, and either remain single or sign a document stating that their relationships are purely platonic.

I have not been proud to be Anglican for a long time. Sad and shameful times


  1. I know how you feel!
    can you imagine such a 'ruling' being allowed in any other walk of life - if this was a business discriminating against women in such a manner - there would be an outrage!