From THE GUARDIAN:
Pete Broadbent, a suffragan bishop in Willesden, who wrote a series of posts on Facebook, where he said the marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William would last seven years and described the wedding day as being surrounded by "nauseating tosh," has been suspended indefinitely.
His comments incurred the anger of politicians and fellow clergy, with the outcry forcing him to apologise for his language, which he described as "deeply offensive". But his apology failed to appease his superior, the bishop of London, the Right Rev Richard Chartres, who said he was "appalled" by Broadbent's comments.
In a statement today he said: "In common with most of the country I share the joy which the news of the engagement has brought.
"I have now had an opportunity to discuss with Bishop Peter how his comments came to be made and I have noted his unreserved apology. Nevertheless, I have asked him to withdraw from public ministry until further notice.
COMMENT: Bishop Broadbent is a cad and a bounder. He should apologise profusely for the ad hominem comments he made about William and Kate and Charles and Diana. He should not have to apologise for his republican views or his distaste for the pomp and celebrity flim flam.
And he should be reinstated immediately.
His suspension is yet another example of the dictatorial powers that have been assumed by those who (wrongly) consider themselves superior in our church. Broadbent is a bishop. Doctrinally there is no separate office of suffragan bishop. The only authority above a bishop is a council of all the bishops of the province.
Those who still need convincing that the Covenant is not an instrument of control and punishment should meditate on the sad case of Bishop Broadbent. Because, if you give bishops an inch they will take a mile.