The General Synod of the Church of England has decided, by a few votes in the House of Laity, not to admit women to the episcopacy. I cannot claim to hold strong views on the issue of women becoming bishops but I rejoice in the fact that the so-called 'liberals' have received a bloody nose. The issue could have been resolved in favour of women bishops had the supporters of the proposition been prepared to be more magnanimous to opponents. Two distinguishing marks of Church of England 'liberals' are the demands for uniformity and conformity to their views. These are characteristic traits of political correctness and spurious 'equality' claims.
No doubt the supporters of women bishops will start creating mischief in the political arena. My hope is that as the battle line between conscience of faith and secular equality is drawn the scope of the battle is extended to other faiths. Now, who is going to stand up for women's rights in the Islamic faith and in mosques? I bet it won't be the Church of England 'liberals', nor their political allies.