sinners in the hands of an angry god

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 02, 2006

For His Grace Roger Herft, the Anglican Archbishop of Perth, the unenlightened are all misogynists at bottom:

"We are rightly horrified by the tone and language used by the sheik in his use of the phrase 'uncovered meat' to describe women who do not wear the 'hijab'," the archbishop said.

"In our haste to judge, let us not forget that similar views are found in the Christian faith, as it is found in secular ideologies portrayed in the degrading view of 'the sheila'.

"In the recent [Sydney debate on ordaining women], the foundational issues were argued with more sophistication, but the basis on which the determination never to allow women into the ordained ministry was canvassed on similar grounds."

Deep.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 18, 2010 6:48 PM ET USA

    Two words: Harry Brown.

  • Posted by: Anselm - Sep. 16, 2010 8:28 PM ET USA

    Ok, the point is a good one. However, do we need the exaggeration? It is bad enough we get that in the NYT, AP, The Guardian, etc. So if this is blunder 48,837 then please list the other 48,836.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 16, 2010 6:26 PM ET USA

    And the National Catholic Reporter has NEVER ceased to offend.

  • Posted by: Dalaigh - Sep. 16, 2010 6:17 PM ET USA

    Anyone who has been at Heathrow recently would find the Cardinal was accurate but undiplomatic.