Comments: more on the Legal Opinion

"The legal advice has no more weight now than before it was circulated to Synod members. It was not approved by the bishops when they discussed it in May, not least because, to many the brief was not how to remove discrimination within the Church, but how to continue it, untroubled by the law".

- Church Times Leader, 24 June 2011 -

This appraisal, by the Church Times, would seem to imply that the Church's legal advisors were specifically briefed to provide ways and means of circumventing the requirement to comply with the law - on matters concerning discrimination against the appointment of gay Bishops.

When even the House of Bishops were not convinced of this attempt to get around the 'problem' of appointing a gay bishop should make the rank and file of the Church of England sit up and take notice of what is going on here. Is this justice?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 24 June 2011 at 11:12am BST

Readers of this article may also find the following of interest:

Is the Synod's 'legal advice' on Civil Partnerships strictly legal?

http://ugleyvicar.blogspot.com/2011/06/is-synods-legal-advice-on-civil.html

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Friday, 24 June 2011 at 6:08pm BST

All this sticky homophobic maneuvring makes the C of E distinctly unattractive. Not that the medieval dungeons of the RCC are any better.

Posted by Spirit of Vatican II at Saturday, 25 June 2011 at 2:48am BST

Luke 11 vv. 37 - end

Posted by A J Barford at Wednesday, 29 June 2011 at 8:02am BST
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