Couldn’t resist passing this on – the CoE, having just voted against same-sex marriage and women becoming bishops, is now outraged that the government has specifically excluded them from legislation allowing them to marry same-sex couples.

Wait, what?

the bishop of Leicester said: ‘We didn’t ask for it’ … and was very upset about it because it gave the impression that the Church of England were unfriendly towards gays.

So telling same-sex couples that they are not entitled to get married because they’re not ‘real’ couples is being friendly, but government legislation to exclude a homophobic organisation is not?

What gets me about organised religion is not just the things they do, but how, when they get caught out, rather than quietly admitting their hypocrisy and/or appalling behaviour, they go on the offensive with absolutely no insight whatsoever as to how they look from the outside.