The number of bishops who want to become women has grown “exponentially” according to a new survey. It’s understood as many as fifty, including titular bishops, have expressed an interest. However, many women’s groups oppose the idea. “We have already seen what happens when we allow ordinary vicars to become women by surgery” Women’s Institute chair Mary Frances told the popular BBC Radio programme Bishops’ Hour. “If God had wanted Bishops to become women, he would have re-designed their vestments and hats. That just hasn’t happened.”
Bishop Jerri Murray, the presenter of Bishops' Hour said “We have already been here with vicars undergoing conversion into women. It just hasn’t worked. I for one abhor this trend of vicars who have had sex changes referring to their “bitch collar”.
One Bishop who preferred not to be named, the Bishop of Salchester in Dorset, said “it’s time for women to grow up and allow Bishops like me into their ranks. Bishops have equal rights. I would just feel more comfortable as a woman, despite the damage this will do to my bishopric”