Seems the Church of England has decided to allow women to become priests and some folks aren’t happy about it. Specifically they’re not happy about receiving communion wafers that have been blessed by a woman. So the church has come up with a solution: A two track communion line:
Worshippers at a Church of England cathedral are being offered a two-track Communion service with a separate supply of “untainted” Communion bread for those who object to its being consecrated by a woman priest.
A special container, for the hosts — unleavened bread representing the body of Christ — which have been previously consecrated by a male priest, is brought out during Sunday morning services at Blackburn Cathedral if a woman priest is presiding.
OK I get that some of these idiots think that if a man doesn’t do the consecrating that the cracker won’t magically turn into the body of Christ, but to say that the crackers blessed by women are “tainted”? That seems unnecessarily rude. Like they’re intentionally trying to poison the
Needless to say, this has upset some of the supporters or women priests:
“He justified the practice by saying that there are some in the congregation who will not accept the sacrament consecrated by a woman and they have to think also of visitors. I am stunned and saddened. What a shame the Church is allowed to discriminate in this way.”
A retired head teacher, Sally Barnes, of the women priests’ support group Women and the Church, said: “This is quite outrageous. This is what happens when you have a church where women are regarded as tainted. It is an absolute disgrace. Quite a few people in that area have complained about it.”
Of course from where I’m sitting as an atheist, this is all a big fuss over nothing. Eat your damned crackers and get on with your life. They’re going to remain amazingly unchanged in your body regardless of whether or not a male or female priest blessed them. Well, not entirely true, your body will do a miraculous conversion and change them into shit. Which you will then expel a few hours later. There’s a concept for you: Shitting out Christ. If you wanna be offended by something then there’s what you should be offended at.