Monday, July 14, 2014

Canter-burying Unequal Tales

Today the General Synod
the decision-making body

of the Church of England
voted to allow women
to become bishops.

Provided the decision
is approved by Parliament

a formal announcement
will be made to the Synod
in November.

There's something to be said
about adhering to hundreds
of years of tradition

as felt John Goddard of Burnley

who said he could not vote
in favor of the legislation
“out of obedience to God".

But the Lord
never actually said

"Boys rule
girls drool

as 51 percent
of the population

in humble deference to boys
for all eternity

so there."

He would like to apologize
that He did not make
Himself more explicit

as to His belief
in equality

and freedom for all
to espouse His Word

when He was being interviewed
for the Bible.

"You all should probably
just start everything over
at this point."

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.