Bishop of Lewes defends his “January 1939” equation


The Bishop of Lewes, the Rt Rev Wallace Benn, says the row over the ordination of women bishops in the Church of England has meant that traditionalists are in a similar situation to that of Britain in January 1939 when the country was on the brink of war with Germany. Bishop Wallace explains his comments.

He defends his statement here, and says he never referred to Hitler or the Nazis. As the BBC interviewer points out, he didn’t need to. On January 30, 1939, speaking before the Nazi Reichstag (Parliament), Hitler threatened Jews with annihilation.

More about the bishop’s statement here.

The Bishop of Lewes and the Bishop of Fulham (“the General Synod is fascist“) are on the same page.

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