Friday, February 24, 2012

25 years ago: Church of England General Synod votes in favour of ordaining female priests

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. I Timothy 2:12

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. I Corinthians 14:34

On February 26, 1987, the Church of England General Synod provided evidence of apostasy by voting 317-145 (68%) in favour of the ordination of female priests. Two of the C of E's three houses--bishops and laity--provided the required two-thirds majority for the measure to pass, but the other body--the House of Clergy--passed it with less than the required two-thirds vote in favour. However, the feminists refused to give up, and they obtained the required support in all three houses in November 1992, with the first woman "priest" being ordained in March 1994.

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