Thursday, June 14, 2018

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of South Carolina churches that broke away from Episcopalian church

From Christian Times-

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving a group of churches seeking to keep $500 million worth of property in South Carolina after breaking away from the wider Episcopalian church.
In a petition filed in February, the breakaway group, which refers to itself as the Diocese of South Carolina, asked the high court to consider "whether the 'neutral principles of law' approach to resolving church property disputes requires courts to recognize a trust on church property even if the alleged trust does not comply with the state's ordinary trust and property law," according to Episcopal News Service.
The case was discussed by the justices at a conference on June 7, before it was rejected without comment on June 11.
The Diocese of South Carolina had decided to leave the Episcopalian Church due to disagreements about biblical authority, theology and inclusion of LGBT individuals in the church.
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