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Rum Doings Episode 122: The Daily Mail Episode

by on Nov.23, 2012, under Rum Doings

In a disgusting ignoring of the most precious rules, Rum Doings Episode 122 begins with our discussing the topic. At length. We understand if you’ll no longer be listening. This rather sets the tone for the episode, as we find ourselves mostly discussing Daily Mail stories, which is – in fairness – when our podcast is best. Nick also finally reads the second story from his internet primer book, which I can strongly recommend for those having trouble getting to sleep.

More Daily Mail, the lack of ladybishops, fond memories of Mary Whitehouse, and working out Sophie Borland news stories. If you have any suggestions, post them below.

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Alex

    It’s fun to see which little details from Nick’s stories come true. There’s a school board in Texas currently being sued over their RFID student tracking system.

    The school is able to claim more funding if it can prove that a student has entered the building, even if they aren’t showing up in class attendance lists. The student fighting this is citing religious objections to the things- she and her family are comparing the tracking badges to the Mark of the Beast.

  • Peter

    The discussion about the layity voting against women bishops – and particularly those who voted against their conscience because they felt they were standing up for those who disagreed with women bishops – throws up an interesting point on representational democracy. If indeed the home churches/dioceses genuinely disagreed with the ordination of women bishops (or more accurately how the legislation provided for parishes who do not accept the authority of Women Bishops), then we possibly have a rare example of representation democracy actually happening as it’s supposed to – with members of the laity voting on behalf of those they represent, rather than just taking the power they’ve been given and running with it.

    In comparison it’s not often you get an MP voting against party line or personal conscience because the majority of their electorate feel passionately about an issue.

    (For the record, I still think it’s a rubbish decision, and am very frustrated by the C of E on this one. Plus I doubt there are any diocese where there is a majority of people against women bishops to possibly back up this representative argument – but still, an interesting quirk of the politics here.)

    On a less dry note – still enjoying the podcast, though occasionally I feel you’re lacking rum.