Sneaky Snaky Modernism
Let me tell you what happened in the Church of England over women’s ordination. The change came about by stealth and persistence.
First they said it was just about the idea of women’s ordination. It was a question that should be debated. No one dreamed that it would happen of course, but dialogue was needed. Discussions should be opened up.
Of course this was not about women “priests” and bishops. It was really about whether or not women could be ordained as deacons. After all, the church already had deaconesses. What was the difference?
Then by the early 1980s the women who were training to