Thursday, June 18, 2015

Parishes had right to leave Episcopal Church, state Supreme Court filing contends

From South Carolina-

Parishes that left The Episcopal Church in 2012 have filed written arguments with the state Supreme Court contending they have the right to depart and take their properties and the diocesan identity with them.

It marks the last major chance to sway the court in writing. The justices will hear arguments Sept. 23.

The protracted legal battle began when two-thirds of parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and Bishop Mark Lawrence left the national church in 2012 after years of dispute over doctrine and administrative powers.

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