Annual Litigation Survey for the Episcopal Church (USA) 2015

Feb 25, 2015 by

By A S Haley, Anglican Curmudgeon: It is a fact well known to certain Episcopalians—both those who have left the Episcopal Church (USA) and those who have remained—that ECUSA and its dioceses have followed a pattern of suing any church that chooses to leave for another Anglican jurisdiction. But the full extent of the litigation that has ensued is not well known at all, either in the wider Church, or among the provinces of the Anglican Communion. (Otherwise — one would think — it...

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God Save Us From The Churches

Feb 22, 2015 by

By Bill Schanefelt, The American Thinker: Whilst I no longer confess the faith of my younger days, I’m certain that I’m not smart enough to be, or to call myself, either an atheist or an agnostic. But I am also certain that I am smart enough to have lost all faith in the Christian Church given what’s going on within it in these times (I shall save all theological, cosmological, and teleological discussions for — maybe — another post). Case in point is Stanford University’s Dean for...

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Grateful: Bishop Lawrence Writes the Diocese Following Ruling

Feb 7, 2015 by

From Bishop Lawrence, Anglican Ink: Dear People of God in the Diocese of South Carolina, “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers….”(Ephesians 1:16) My last letter to you was shortly after we finished the three-week trial in St. George in order to protect our parish churches, properties, names, diocesan seal and the historic identity of this Diocese of South Carolina. Now, as many of you have heard, we have prevailed. In a thorough and closely reasoned order, the...

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South Carolina Decision a Full Vindication for Victims of ECUSA’s Oppression

Feb 5, 2015 by

by A S Haley, Anglican Ink: Circuit Judge Diane S. Goodstein’s carefully crafted 46-page decision in the case brought by Bishop Mark Lawrence’s Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina (along with 35 of its parishes, plus St. Andrew’s, Mt. Pleasant) against the Episcopal Church (USA) and its rump group (ECSC, or “Episcopal Church in South Carolina”) is a complete vindication of the positions taken and arguments advanced for so long, by so many, inside and outside the...

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Breakaway South Carolina diocese can keep $500 million of church property, judge says

Feb 4, 2015 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: A conservative breakaway Anglican diocese in the US has won a court battle to keep more than $500 million worth of church property. The Episcopal Church (TEC) has no claim on the property of the Diocese of South Carolina or its churches, according to Circuit Court Judge Diane Goodstein. She wrote in her decision this week that the conservative diocese and its parishes are “the owners of their real, personal and intellectual property” and that the...

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Christian booted from National Cathedral speaks out

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Leo Hohmann, WND: It was supposed to be a shining moment for proponents of the interfaith movement. The Islamic “jummah,” or Friday call to prayer, would be held on America’s grandest Christian stage – the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. It was a bold move that had never been tried. Leaders of the Episcopal cathedral said sending prayers up to Allah from a Christian church would show the world that two religions at odds with each other for centuries could “approach the same God” as...

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