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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Beware The Shadow Synod

The Independent reports that some churches are preparing for some kind of action if the Church of England does some unspecified liberal thing about gay people in some kind of partnership. Or something.

The idea that three dioceses are forming a new grouping sounds improbable. Three whole dioceses? One of which is Canterbury? I can't imagine Justin Welby rebelling against himself. Now, Jeremy Corbyn.  I could imagine him rebelling against himself. But I digress.

What worries me is the concept of a "Shadow Synod." The thought of them sneaking around, having secret divisions by houses, building an Evangelical Death Star... Can't they rename themselves the "Rebel Alliance?" Sounds much friendlier. Then they could have ewoks.

1 comment :

  1. What a load of rubbish. If they want their own church, leave and form one. Off course, leaving behind their church building, stipend, pensions and the like.

    The idea that they can rebel and stay is ludicrous. An Ordinariate for Evangelicals will warm the heart of Ex-Pope Benedict, but not many others.

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