Monday, 19 November 2012

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>> Susie Leafe, of the campaign group “Proper Provision” that represents women opposed to women bishops, said a failure to include robust safeguards for traditionalists would lead to a slow haemorrhaging of evangelicals. “It won’t be the death of Christianity,” she said. “The Church will grow, it just won’t be the Church of England.”

The right wing in the church is so sure that any growth is owing to it.

I'm not so sure that they're not actually in the way. There are many people in their 40s, 50s, 60s... looking for a return to something, and a traditional liturgical, and relatively intelligent, heritage such as Anglican is very appealing, especially for the legions of disaffected Catholics -- but then they see wild-eyed Evangelicals blocking the door and go, "Good god, I'm not going back to that. Church is still a dumb idea, what was I thinking."

Posted by: Randal Oulton on Monday, 19 November 2012 at 11:06pm GMT
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