Wow, what a "compromise". Congregations will have to say that they want to admit gay ministers before they elect gay ministers. And this is the church which for centuries had made believers put salt on their porridge instead of sugar in the belief that suffering is good for the soul. Partakers of sinful pleasures like Dundee cake and sodomy were quite simply burned at the stake.
But it didn't have much choice. For the Council of Europe intends to outlaw all forms of discrimination against gays and lesbians. And here comes the really excruciating part.....against trannies too. So soon we can expect bearded ministers, clad in their black Geneva gowns, mounting the steps to the pulpit to the clickety-clack of high heels.