Since the post of bishop is a paid role, employed by the Church of England, the women should take their case to the European Court of Human Rights. The Church is clearly defying equal opportunities legislation.
Ladies, come and join the world of science, where belief is based on evidence and opportunity is afforded equally.
Once again the church proves its irrelevance in the modern world.
- South Wales Scot
Twenty-four Anglican bishops occupy seats in the House of Lords. The Church of England has been given ample time to address the fact that they are appointed on a sexist basis, and has failed to do so. The Church can be left to wither away in peace but parliament is a public institution and the public should not have to tolerate practices that go against democracy and the law of the land.
Why does this ghastly, undemocratic lot still have seats in the House of Lords?
Another missed opportunity by the Church to move with the times. No wonder there are empty seats every Sunday.
- Goa Jambo
Not only do the clergy have 26 seats on the House of Lords, they take up unelected seats in every one of Scotland’s education committees. There are up to four of them on every one of the 32 committees. This is not democracy; it’s theocracy.
Good news. Women should stick to cleaning the house, cooking and having babies. The world has gone downhill ever since we let them in to pubs.