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5 Anglican Bishops Ditch Gay-Accepting Church to Hide Under Pope’s Robe

Accepting Pope Benedict XVI’s invitation to flee the gay-loving Anglican Church, five Church of England bishops are converting to Catholicism, although two of them are retired bishops, so really, who cares. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the Anglican leader, says he’s accepted the resignations “with regret,” which is sort of like saying you’re sorry to see your ex leaving the raging house party you threw: You’re sad to see ’em go, but you’ve got a whole roster of more amenable hotties to cater to. [pictured: Bishop of Ebbsfleet Andrew Burnham, one of the five joining the Catholic Church]