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The Fear of Women As Bishops

posted on November 28, 2012

At The New Yorker, Jane Kramer discusses why the General Synod of the Church of England failed to allow women to become bishops. She interviews her friend Judith Maltby, a priest and Synod member, who blamed the stealth of the church’s conservative evangelicals, who publicly expressed support for women bishops while ultimately defeating the measure by six votes. “Maybe the real question, in politics as in religion, should be: Why is the right so much better at stealth than the rest of us?” Kramer writes. 

Read at The New Yorker