First of all, “Primate?” Really? This about describes the good old boy network at work here. Apparently, Rev. Ernest, Archbishop of the Indian Ocean (how can you be a bishop of an ocean?) can smell the taint of woman thousands of miles away and refuses to participate in a summit because of the U.S. Presiding Bishop, Jefferts Schori’s attendance. It’s crap like this that convinces me that church hierarchical structures should do us all a favor and come tumbling down before it’s too late to salvage such nonsense.
The party line goes like this: Jesus was a man, therefore his priests can’t be anything but men. How about this? Jesus appointed men as apostles therefore women cannot be apostles? Or how about this? Only 4 women are named in the bible as part of Jesus’ inner circle therefore only 4 women are allowed to be disciples? Or, here’s a good one, Jesus and the disciples were Jewish. Therefore only his priests can be ethnic Jews? Right? Peter had a mother-in-law therefore all priests should have mothers-in-law? Makes sense to me. (Extreme eye-rolling here).
Better yes, how about women boycott all religions that exclude us because Jesus had different genitals? I’ll go first.
- Katharine Jefferts Schori, Embattled Episcopal Bishop, Seeks Allies Overseas (huffingtonpost.com)
- Woman is ordained as Catholic priest in Canada (globalnation.inquirer.net)