Skip to comments.US female bishop Catherine Roskam: male prelates 'beat up wives' [Ecumenical]
Posted on 07/31/2008 6:56:43 AM PDT by NYer
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has challenged an American woman bishop to produce evidence to back up her claim that bishops beat their wives.
Other bishops also criticised the US Episcopal Church's Bishop Catherine Roskam after she said at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury that men beat women "because they can".
She said: "We have 700 men here. Do you think any of them beat their wives? Chances are they do. The most devout Christians beat their wives... many of our bishops come from places where it is culturally accepted to beat your wife."
About 670 bishops, nearly all men, are at the Lambeth Confernce in Canterbury, Kent. A further 230, mainly from Africa, have boycotted it because of the liberal direction of the Western church on homosexuality and other issues.
Bishop Roskam's comments are published in the latest edition of The Lambeth Witness, a daily newsletter produced by the Inclusive Church Network, a liberal lobby group working for the full inclusion of gays in Church life.
Bishop Roskam, a suffragan in New York, was speaking as bishops and their wives spent the day discussing violence against women. She said: "Economic downturn increases violence toward women, but you also find violence against women in the richest of households. You can't say it's only the poor who do it."
Her remarks provoked dismay and astonishment among bishops at the conference.
The Archbishop of York said: "I have never beaten my wife, although I can't talk about other people." He warned against a danger of "stereotyping" people because of the culture they come from. He said that Bishop Roskam should not throw out "aunt Sallies" which become divisive.
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Dr John Sentamu said he hoped that Bishop Catherine Roskam had got statistics and figures for her claims which could otherwise cause an unnecessary rumps (Catherine Mead/The Times)
American woman bishop to produce evidence to back up her claim that bishops beat their wives.
Maybe they just don’t listen.
How do you say “Put up or shut up!” in prelatese?
Why do women make such outlandish claims? because they can.
I hope she is forced to back down from her ridiculous assertion.
Good for him. I'm quite sure she won't be able to produce any such evidence, and he should be sure to make her failure to do so as public as her claim that it was occurring.
He should also remind her that false witness is a sin.
we all know that president bush has only recently stopped beating his wife.
feminists have used the behavior of 1-2% of men to define all of us.
but they never discuss like female behaviors.
yet another reason why women are not Biblically authorized to hold positions of authority in the church.
A female bishop is an oxymoron.
Maybe she should focus on those religions that do advocate the beating of wives (& infidels)!!!
There may be Episcopal/Anglican bishops who beat their spouses, but it should probably be the other way around. Certainly, some way or another, the Episcopal Church needs to beat its bishops. (Not the way Gene Robinson would prefer, either.)
How about the number of Lesbians that beat their girlfriends?
I wish I wasn’t honor bound never to hit a woman. She could use a good beating. Any freeper women want to take matters into their own hands?
This works both ways, Madame Bishop-
I know of a female Episcopal pastor removed from her church duties in High Springs, FL, after physically assaulting her husband. The police were called in, so it is a matter of record. Women can be just as abusive if not moreso than men. Here I go again stating the obvious...
Wow... the racism of the left becomes quite maddeningly naked when they can get away with it, doesn’t it? “From cultures where it is acceptable to beat their wives”? Meanwhile, the DUmmies are in histrionics because Spears and HIlton are shown in an Obama ad; they think the ad’s purpose is to suggest that the big bad black dude is gonne deflower white women.
Wait a minute - are you telling me that in his downtime from his movie reviewing gig in Chicago, Roger Ebert goes drag and pretends to be an Episcopal bishop in New York?
And soon in her church female bishops will be able to beat up THEIR wives. : )
It’s not just Ebert...
Look at that photo of Samuel L. Jackson getting in on the game below.
As a woman I have more empathy for Men who love and choose to marry woman than vice versa.
If most woman are 10% near my moody/picky/gabby animated self as a female then men must constantly rope the bull in or say Ole and move out of the way.
IIRC statistics show that lesbian relationships have the highest percentage of domestic violence.
>>Any freeper women want to take matters into their own hands?<<
I would get pummeled by her!!!!!
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