+Justin Welby’s Response to Leicester Cathedral Lay Canon Stephen Barney’s Attack on Dr Giddings

Posted by The_Elves

Dr Giddings quotes Bishop Welby's response to him:
“It never crossed my mind that you were in the slightest bit offensive, discourteous, impolite, disrespectful or anything other than engaging very appropriately in discussion of a serious issue. I did think you were wrong. You thought I was. But we really need to be able to disagree as I am sure you do agree.”

Read the whole of the Transcript of Dr Philip Giddings' Speech

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Posted January 19, 2013 at 8:28 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. SC blu cat lady wrote:

The comment from +Justin Welby is very reasonable. He makes the very point that some people (regardless of political point of view) don’t like that sometimes discussion leads to disagreement. That doesn’t mean anyone is discourteous,impolite, etc. just disagreeing. Some people can tolerate disagreement and others can’t.  I find most liberals can not tolerate disagreement but many conservatives not only tolerate it but can engage it quite successfully.  It is just like trying to “discuss” things with Episcopagan liberal TEccies, either you agree with them or you are being all those adjectives. sigh…...

January 19, 9:48 am | [comment link]
2. English Jill wrote:

I am somewhat troubled that Justin Welby thinks it is wrong for opponents to women bishops to be accommodated within the Church of England.

January 19, 10:09 am | [comment link]
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