Monday, 11 July 2011

General Synod - Monday press roundup

Rosie Harper looks back at the recent meeting of General Synod for Cif belief: General Synod: saved by an archbishop on fire.
“The unspeakable tedium of General Synod was enlivened by Rowan Williams’s rallying call for a new language of faith.”

The Independent has this story from the Press Association: Church votes to recruit minorities.

Riazat Butt has blogged Monday’s business for The Guardian.

Tim Ross in The Telegraph Church of England bishops meet ministers over ‘chilling’ effect of equality laws.

Posted by Peter Owen on Monday, 11 July 2011 at 10:50pm BST | TrackBack
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In the first place, new legislation always takes some time to work out the crinkles, and there have been some over-reactions to the point of absurdity. However, for Mrs. Monkton to claim that changes are necessary “to allow Christians express their views at work” is quite a different thing than hotel owners refusing a room to a gay couple, or people wishing to become foster carers who would teach intolerance to the children the state puts in their charge.

Perhaps it was deliberate on the part of the headline writer, but “Church of England bishops meet ministers over ‘chilling’ effect of equality laws” send chills down my back at the thought of bishops opposing equality. I submit that the equality which Christians ought to be teaching is exactly the heart of the matter, and the unedifying spectacle of bishops opposing it is at the heart of what drives so many young people away from the church.

Posted by: Nat on Monday, 11 July 2011 at 11:21pm BST

Tim Ross in the Telegraph still telling us how it isn't!
Nobody has been rejected as Foster Parents ...... that is not what happened in court or in the local authority.

Posted by: Martin Reynolds on Monday, 11 July 2011 at 11:34pm BST

Ah yes, that'll bring 'em in in droves: Church fights rearguard action to defend nurse who refused to wear her cross on a pin instead of a cross on a chain. That's just exactly the stuff that can keep people riveted as they follow the action.

Posted by: Randal Oulton on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 at 7:24pm BST

They are taking self indulgence to new heights !

Not an edifying spectacle for the public.

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Friday, 15 July 2011 at 12:11pm BST
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