Just in time for Halloween, a true horror story, dressed up as a rather bland bit of religious news:
Ah yes. Anglican homophobia and misogyny, oppressed by all this modern progress, now have a new home. And their adherents will be paying tithes directly into the coffers of the same Vatican that kept sweeping under the rug all the priests that either buggered boys or molested and impregnated teenage girls. The same that is now letting dioceses go broke so it will never have to sell off its own golden toilet seats to pay reparations to the victims of all those priests who proved that forced celibacy does not work! Don’t you love that logic?It’s theological inanities like this that make me glad I’m a pagan.
Thousands of Anglicans could defect to the Roman Catholic church after the pope today approved a new global institution to receive them.It will be the first time since the Reformation in the 16th century that entire Protestant communities have reunited with Rome. The first group likely to take advantage of the new rules is the Traditional Anglican Community (TAC), which broke off from the rest of the community in 1991 and claims to have more than 500,000 members worldwide.Other groups unhappy with developments in the Anglican Communion are also expected to accept the invitation from the Vatican. Traditionalists, including thousands in the Church of England, have long threatened to defect to Rome over issues such as the ordination of women and gay people.