Can't Find Anglican Opposed to Female Bishops?

Covering the recent decision by a synod of bishops in the Anglican Church to permit the ordination of female bishops, repeatedly alluded to "traditionalist" opposition to women holding episcopal office, but failed to find one such spokesman for traditionalists to defend the theology behind the position. (h/t Damian G. of Conservathink)

Indeed, the one traditionalist cited in the article had a middle-ground position, saying he had no problem with female bishops, so long as conservative Anglicans could have an out of sorts. Of course that compromise was smacked down in another synod vote:

David Holding, a traditionalist church member, said he does not object to female bishops, but "there must be a proper provision made for those who can't go along with it."

The lack of a provision to allow traditionalists to choose to be under a "super bishop" instead of a woman raises concern that a schism could develop in the Church of England.

CNN cited two supporters of female bishops and closed its article quoting one of them, Alan Duke, as scoffing at the "bluster" of conservatives who threatened to leave the Anglican Church over the matter.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.