Will wonders ever cease? Not in this life, they won't. To have lived to see the day when Rowan Martin guy is publicly supported by someone as famous and as incredibly important as the Bishop of Southwell and Nothingham makes me proud that our modern medical system and trained surgeons and millions of dollars in tax-payer funded medical support keeps me alive to see this blessed event. I tremble. The Bishop of Southwell and Littlepool. Astounding!
[More astounding still is the reason for me bursting in with an update out of nowhere: "[The] secretary of the Welsh Muslim Council Saleem Kidwai backed the under-fire Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, saying his message had been taken out of context, and labelled the backlash “typical Islamophobia”. " Now, back to our regular programming.]
The rabble, of course, condemn Rowan Martin guy.
Col Edward Armitstead, a Synod member from the diocese of Bath and Wells, was among those calling for Dr Williams to step down, telling the Daily Telegraph: "I don't think he is the man for the job."
He is undoubtedly one of the finest minds of this nation
Rt Rev Stephen Lowe
He said: "One wants to be charitable, but I sense that he would be far happier in a university where he can kick around these sorts of ideas."
Alison Ruoff, a Synod member from London, said: "Many people, huge numbers of people, would be greatly relieved [if he resigned] because he sits on the fence over all sorts of things and we need strong, Christian, biblical leadership right now, as opposed to somebody who huffs and puffs around and vacillates from one thing to another.
"He's a very able, a brilliant scholar as a man but in terms of being a leader of the Christian community I think he's actually at the moment a disaster."
Brig William Dobbie, a former Synod member, described the archbishop as "a disaster, a tragic mistake".
Who are they, and what makes them think they have any business saying anything about this? The Bishop of Sodwell and Liverpuddle has spoken. It is enough.