Gender equality. I guess that’s what it is…
Damian Thompson picked up this crazy story. I thought the headline was a spoof, but it’s not. I guess it only makes sense. If Anglican women can become priests and bishops, then equality demands that Anglican men can become nuns.
Here’s a quote that confirms how zanny things are getting in the ranks of the Protestant Church of England:
And just when I thought things couldn’t get any weirder, I learn the identity of the bishop who is rumoured to have volunteered to take nun’s vows: the Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Croydon, often spoken of as a successor to Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury. Says my informant: “Nick is a big fan of Sister Act, and we knew he was keen to ‘get ahead,’ as it were, so he was the obvious person to ask. And apparently he was delighted, because he’s all about challenging gender stereotypes.”
Such is the logic of free-for-all Anglicanism.
Full story from Damian Thompson at the Telegraph.