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Petition to remove bishops from House of Lords on grounds of sexism - please sign

Alex D
SeeksTruthNboobs
London, GB
Post #: 208
Petition - please add your name and circulate widely while this issue is 'hot':

Remove the right of the Church of England to have automatic seats in the House of Lords

No women Bishops, no automatic seats in the House of Lords.

Responsible department: Cabinet Office.

The Church of England on 20th Nov 2012 voted not to allow women to be Bishops. Though that is within its rights to do, this should worry the Government as Church of England Bishops are awarded legislative power through seats in the House of Lords.

The Church has chosen to be a sexist organisation by refusing women the right to hold highest leadership positions and therefore should not be allowed automatic seats in the House of Lords, as this clearly does not comply with the spirit of UK Equality law.

We call on the Govt to remove the right of the Church of England to have automatic seats in the House of Lords, in line with its commitments to equality and non-discrimination, set out in the Equality Act (2010) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979)"

Sue M
sue.mayer
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 3,339
Thanks for the link Alex, I sent it to our members and also posted it to the Feminist Freethinkers.

I even felt a twinge of sympathy for so called ‘Big Brain’ Archbishop Williams when TV showed the look of disbelief on his face after the vote, as he raise his eyes to heaven.

I really despair at all the serious BBC coverage of all this ceremonial nonsense. Will they extend their thinking beyond this particular narrow issue enough to consider the whole panoply of traditional male domination of our social and political culture, cultivated over centuries by a religion that preaches devotion, worship and obedience to an almighty omnipotent Father God in heaven and man on earth? I guess not.

It beggars beliefcrying
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