Friday, November 24, 2017

Diocese of South Carolina petitions U.S. Supreme Court, files new lawsuit

From South Carolina-

The Diocese of South Carolina, which left The Episcopal Church in 2012 after years of theological conflict and governing disputes, announced Nov. 21 that it would petition the U.S. Supreme Court in the hopes of reversing a S.C. Supreme Court ruling that would force the diocese to return properties worth millions of dollars.

The state Supreme Court recently denied the diocese's motion for a rehearing of the contentious case. Over the years, the nation's highest court has refused to consider other cases involving Episcopal Church disputes. Most of these cases involving dissident "orthodox Anglicans" have been decided in favor of The Episcopal Church.

Also on Nov. 21, the disassociated diocese filed a new lawsuit in Circuit Court — the same venue that heard the diocese's original suit and ruled in its favor — seeking compensation for building improvements made to many parishes over the years.

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