Comments: Pre-Synod press roundup

I cannot understand why Justin Welby polls so well.

Posted by Lionel Deimel at Sunday, 9 February 2014 at 10:17pm GMT

Excellent contribution by Angela Tilby. Let's hope the General Synod members take note of her message. A more open discussion of the issue of the unjust requirement of celibacy for same-sex partnered clergy might even draw a few clergy out of the closet. And that would be a triumph for openness, and a blow to enforced hypocrisy in the Church.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 10 February 2014 at 8:20pm GMT

"I cannot understand why Justin Welby polls so well."

Because he's not Rowan?

Posted by Cynthia at Tuesday, 11 February 2014 at 2:48am GMT

An insightful and humane contribution from Angela Tilby, but she makes one crucial mistake: she's thinking in the wrong terms, looking for reason and compassion where none exist. Like many liberals, thinking in terms of power doesn't appear to come easily to her.

Doesn't matter how reasoned or empathic a case she makes, 'cause that's not what will sway the bishops. They'll shift when, and only when, they see it as being in the church's interest to do so.

Posted by James Byron at Tuesday, 11 February 2014 at 9:44pm GMT
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