Religion: Tidings

> The Christian Boys' Brigade was outraged. The British Scouts Association bristled. Minds were boggled, said London's Daily Telegraph, "in every Anglican home." The cause of the outcry was a speech by Dr. John Robinson, formerly the Anglican Bishop of Woolrich. The age of consent in sexual relations, he said, should be lowered from 16 to 14. The change, the bishop argued, would make teen-agers more rather than less responsible for their actions, and it would facilitate counseling by removing the onus of criminality. Robinson seemed unperturbed by the fuss over his speech. As the author of the controversial 1963 book...