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The Disappearance of White male clergy in the Church of England

I can’t help but wonder if we will soon witness the disappearance of white male clergy in the Church of England! Maybe we are already beginning to see it happening! I think white male clergy are the most discriminated people in the COE at the moment.

Recently, I read of the appointment of female bishops.  The headlines on at least two diocesan websites screamed ” First female bishop for the diocese”

Is it at all possible that the gender of the Bishop elect was already decided long before the selection process? Sadly I am not the only one who thinks this way for there is a letter in the latest Church Times from a traditionalist about the appointment of the next Archbishop of York.  The writer appears to suggest that the gender of the next ABY has already been decided.

So why the obsession????  The Bible clearly reminds us “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. nor Greek, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” – Galatians 3:28. (KJV)