Today's award goes to the members of the House of Clergy of the Church of England. A tip o' the hat to Australian reader Snoggeramus for sending me the link.
THE Church of England’s crucial vote on gay marriage has been thrown into chaos after some clergy claimed they “got confused” and “pressed the wrong button”.
The Church’s legislative body voted last night against a report that calls for continued opposition to same-sex marriage.
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Now some clergy have come forward saying they made a mistake when using their voting machines, and that they actually supported their colleagues’ report.
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Other members said that they had voted the wrong way because they thought they were voting on a point of procedure.
There's more at the link.
I tend to take such excuses with a grain (or, in this case, a whole damn shaker) of salt. I think they voted because they're liberals at heart, and now they're trying to appease the more conservative members of the Church.
Regardless, the House of Clergy just voted against the traditional, Biblical perspective on marriage. If that can be taken as representative, methinks the Church of England is well on its way to becoming just another reflection of secular society, which doesn't seem to believe in anything except "If it feels good, do it!"