Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Episcopalian dispute goes to Conn. Supreme Court

From ABS News

The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a dispute that arose when an Episcopal parish split from the national church and tried to keep the building and other properties.

The court on Wednesday is scheduled to hear the case of the Bishop Seabury Church in Groton, which is appealing a lower court ruling declaring the church building and land the property of the U.S. Episcopal Church.

Similar lawsuits have been waged across the country as local parishes attempted to keep properties after breaking from the national church. The splits were caused by disagreement with national leadership on theology and the appointment of a gay bishop in New Hampshire in 2003.

The Groton church and others nationwide have joined the more conservative Convocation of Anglicans in North America.

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