Saturday, October 25, 2008

Episcopal Diocese wins appeal of Fallbrook case

In California if you leave the Episcopal Church you leave the property. The California Supreme court is expected to rule in the Los Angeles cases by the end of the year.

The civil lawsuit claimed that the leaders of what became St. John's Anglican Church are not the legitimate officers because they are no longer Episcopalians. According to the lawsuit, new officers elected by members who did not break away from the congregation should have authority over the property.

Vista Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Stern disagreed in her November 2006 ruling.

On Tuesday, the appeals court determined that under church law, once the breakaway group renounced its membership in the Episcopal Church, group members could no longer serve as members of the congregation's governing council or as directors of the corporation that holds the church's assets.

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