Kicking and screaming, the C of E bursts into the seventeenth century

The Church of England and Episcopalians everywhere are currently lurching through the latest round of deciding whether or gay priests are an abomination. Given that their major discussion point is the Old Testament, which makes it perfectly clear what the right answer is, why is there any dispute?

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. [Leviticus 18:22]

I look forward to the conservatives winning their point and the evil perverts being thrown (sorry, cast) out. Then we move on to the still more fertile territory of restoring all the other fine beliefs that held by the OT – that the sun goes around the earth, that witches are real, that slavery and wars of extermination are OK, and I am entitled to kill my son if he persists in disobeying me. He has been warned.

As for Dr Laura, she is a credit to radio comedy and I think she should have a regular slot on Radio 4.

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