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The Briefing 05-05-14

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1) Twenty-year anniversary of women priests in Church of England foreshadows shift on gay clergy

Justin Welby Says Church Of England ‘Has Long Way To Go’ Over Ordaining Women, Huffington Post

Welby: The Church has a long way to go in the acceptance of female priests, The Times (Sanya Burgess)

March through London to mark 20 years of women priests, BBC

2) Gene Robinson, first openly-gay ordained minister announces divorce

A Bishop’s Decision to Divorce, Daily Beast (Gene Robinson)

Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, announces his divorce, Religious News Service (Sarah Pulliam Bailey)

3) Gospel of Jesus’ wife ruse major embarrassment to higher academia

How the ‘Jesus’ Wife’ Hoax Fell Apart, Wall Street Journal (Jerry Pattengale)

Jesus had an ugly sister-in-law, Evangelical Textual Criticism (Mark Goodacre)

Illustrating the forgery of Jesus’ wife’s sister fragment, NT Blog (Mark Goodacre)

It’s Back — The “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” and the State of Modern Scholarship, AlbertMohler.com (R. Albert Mohler, Jr)

4)Twenty-fifth anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s elevation to prime minister of Great Britain

Margaret Thatcher, The Free Dictionary