Monday, December 12, 2011

Savannah's Christ Church forced to leave building after split with Episcopals

From Georgia-

Christ Church, the mother Church of Georgia, was first founded in Savannah in 1733 when General James Oglethorpe, founder of the colony granted the land for that purpose.,

The first pastor was John Wesley and the church is famous for being the home church of Juliette Gordon Lowe, founder of the Girl Scouts.

The three million dollar structure has hosted numerous tours, Girl Scout groups, musical events and topical discussions and is perhaps one of the most recognized buildings on Johnson Square.

But in 2003 things started to go downhill with the national Episcopal Church as leaders were becoming more liberal and moving further away from the teachings of Christ by placing an openly gay Bishop at the head of the New Hampshire diocese.

More conservative Episcopalians argued that the church was not following the Jesus of Holy Scripture, but a culturally-manufactured Jesus.

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