January 19, 2013

Sanctimonious Backstabbing in the Synod

Andrew Brown, Guardian

The General Synod's house of laity this afternoon decisively rejected a vote of no confidence in its chair, Philip Giddings, who had given a short, eloquent speech against the female bishops legislation when that failed to gain a sufficient majority in November. That was a shocking and unexpected outcome to the debate, which left a lot of people very angry indeed. It hinged on the capture, at the last synod elections, of a large block of seats in the house of laity by the conservative evangelicals. Giddings is a leader of this conservative tendency. He is an experienced and accomplished church politician whose signature is to present his side as a majority despite its unpopularity in the wider church.

So, on a purely political level, this vote was simply an attempt to...

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