The Anglican Church -- or the Church of England as it is also called -- has decided to allow women to become bishops. The General Synod -- the Anglican Church's governing body -- voted on July 12, 2010 to pave the way to allow women to become bishops with full authority.
This was done despite the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury -- the spiritual head of the Anglican Church -- urged the General Synod not to allow women to become bishops.
For the Anglican Church -- which is usually called the Episcopal Church in its United States branch -- to allow women to become bishops is just one of several anti-Christian actions it has taken in recent years.
For example, the Episcopal Church has elected an openly homosexual priest to become a bishop in New Hampshire, and an open lesbian priest to become a bishop in California.
It is now wonder that this kind of anti-Christian policy has resulted in tens of thousands of Anglicans leaving the church, and joining other Protestant denominations, or converting to Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy. It is expected that an additional plethora of Anglicans will be leaving the church, because of its recent approval of women bishops.
The recent arrogant policies of the Anglican Church have indeed pierced the Body of Christ (that is, the Christian Church), because they clearly contradict the teachings of Jesus.
By their recent actions, it has become perfectly clear that the majority of leaders of the Anglican Church is more concerned with making rules to satisfy its own selfish desires than being interested in promoting Christian doctrine and ideals.