09/11/2009

Small victory at Durham

Jonathan Clatworthy (General Secretary of the MCU) and I spoke in a debate at Durham University's Union Society on Friday October 30th.

The motion was:
This House would consecrate gay bishops.

Opposing us was Bishop Wallace Benn (Lewis) and Phelim

The debating chamber was full (I was told to expect 300, but I'm not sure it was that many).

Anyway voting was by acclamation (shouting) - and, to my surprise, when they shouted it was at least 2 to 1 in favour of the motion.

A small and pyrrhic victory and, at least in retrospect, most enjoyable.

Paul Bagshaw





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