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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

LONDON (Worthy News)– The Church of England voted Monday to permit female bishops, thereby overturning centuries of tradition, according to The Blaze.

A majority of the General Synod voted in favor of the measure. To pass, the vote required a two-thirds majority of all three synod houses: the House of Bishops vote was 37 to 2, the House of Clergy was 162 to 25 and the House of Laity approved it 152 to 45.

Female bishops will be ordained later this year; women have served as priests in the C of E since 1994.

Parishes that do not wish to be pastored under a female can request a male bishop as ordaining women breaks with the tradition of male only overseers that dates back to the Twelve Apostles.

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  • Walt Kam
    16 July 2014 at 1:26 am - Reply


    • Joe DeCaro
      16 July 2014 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      Comments are traditionally posted in both upper and lowercase.

      • WorldGoneCrazy
        16 July 2014 at 6:51 pm -

        Clever, Joe, VERY clever. :-) Took me a minute: well-done!

      • WorldGoneCrazy
        16 July 2014 at 6:53 pm -

        One more thing, Joe: If I had been drinking anything, you would owe me a new monitor. :-) PS. You are an engineer, right? If not, you should be.

  • wandakate
    16 July 2014 at 11:03 am - Reply

    WALT: Agree…Our traditions have done us more harm than good. Good Friday-Easter-Halloween-Christmas are all tradition and none of them are ordained by GOD. They are all pagan. In this day and age we are in there is more wrong than right and more false than true. We have broken all the original intentions of GOD and the forefathers and now judgments will be upon us from Almighty GOD and we will meet our own fate. Women were never supposed to preach as the Bible says they are not to preach. JESUS CHRIST chose 12 disciples and they were all men. If He would have intended for women to preach He would have chosen some women but He did not. The man is the head of the household, not the woman. He created Adam first and then Eve. That should tell us something.

    • Joe DeCaro
      20 July 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      Birthdays are traditions that are also disallowed by Jehovah's Witnesses.

      • WorldGoneCrazy
        20 July 2014 at 4:05 pm -

        Another good point, Joe. And, I might add that many traditions are quite good: the Church's opposition to abortion and homosexual behavior was established quite early as part of Biblical orthopraxy. In fact, a great question to ask fellow believers who are in favor of same-sex "marriage" is: how did the Church get this wrong for nearly 2000 years?

  • wandakate
    21 July 2014 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Yes, I remember someone telling me they didn't celebrate a birthday. I don't believe that a birthday is pagan, or had anything at all to do with pagans or heathens. I have celebrated mine. I celebrate because I am very grateful to GOD that he has allowed me another year in my life and that he is keeping me safe and sound up until that day. Birthdays are a joy as far as I'm concerned. BUT, I am not a Jehovah's Witness member.

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