The end of the CoE

The Church of England just assisted its own suicide:

The Church of England finally voted yesterday to let women become bishops – to the anger of many traditionalists. The move was passed by a comfortable majority at a tense gathering of its parliament, the General Synod, in York.

It ended 14 years of hand-wringing and faction-fighting, delighting Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and almost all of his fellow bishops.

The decision freed the Church from the risk of intervention by politicians.

MPs had threatened to step in to force the Church to accept women bishops in 2012, after a disastrously botched vote saw traditionalists narrowly block reform.

David Cameron described yesterday’s vote as ‘a great day for the Church and for equality’. Ed Miliband said it was ‘wonderful news’, while Nick Clegg called the decision a ‘long overdue step’.

Of course, any church that was founded on the political basis of an adulterous king’s divorce was always going to have questionable theology. But this will serve to finish off what has been a dying denomination that severed itself from the roots of faith several generations ago.

I would encourage any Anglicans of my acquaintance to leave the organization, just as I encouraged Episcopalians to do the same a few years ago, except for the fact that I don’t know any Anglicans anymore. They already left.

While they are far from the only red flag, female leadership is an inerrant sign of a church that does not take the Bible or Christian doctrine seriously. Once female leadership is embraced, it’s only a matter of time before God is declared to be a Goddess, marriage is declared to be malleable, and the Crucifixion is declared to be some sort of poetic metaphor rather than a literal historical event. It was only 21 years from when women were first permitted to become priests to this event, and in another 21, I expect the Church of England will be rapidly approaching its extinction.

Remember, the same snakes that have methodically destroyed these churches are at work in your church as well. They’re always assiduous about being helpful, filling in the gaps, and working hard for the church body. There is a very good reason the Roman Catholic Church saw fit to create its various inquisitions, which were not aimed at its enemies outside the Church, but at those within it.

Look at the pictures of the fake tears of the triumphant crocodiles. They’re already planning their next offensive.