This CNN article made me laugh: Vatican ‘regrets’ female bishops decision:
The Vatican said Tuesday it regrets the decision by the Church of England’s governing body to allow the ordination of women as bishops.
The General Synod passed a resolution Monday night that allows women to become bishops, acting over the objections of traditionalists who argued that Jesus only wanted men in leadership positions.
If they’re going back to the tired argument of “because it’s written in The Bible,” here are some good ones:
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. (I Corinthians 14:34-35)
Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. (I Timothy 2:11-14)
We’re still living in the Dark Ages.