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Election addresses

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01 September 2010

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From Miss Elizabeth Hedley

Sir, — Geoffrey Taylor complains (Letters, 20 August) about those standing for election to his diocesan synod and not indicating that they were members of Forward in Faith in their election addresses. He also complains that the General Synod “kicked out” his diocesan synod’s motion that such a declaration should be obligatory.

Why single out just that one organisation? If the General Synod had passed that motion, how would its limitations be set? Would members also have to state if they were in favour of women priests and/or bishops, or if they were members of the Mothers’ Union, the RAC, or the Conservative Party, and if they shopped at Tesco?

I am not a member of Forward in Faith, but fair is fair.

ELIZABETH HEDLEY
Upcott, Melbourne Street
Tiverton, Devon EX16 5LA

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