The Episcopal Church IN South Carolina

SouthCarolina.jpgA photo from the convention of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina - temporary name for the diocese and missing seal.

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Well done. The use of "in" --- as in the full name of the Episcopal Church --- helps to clarify that the larger body, the church. exists "in" the states; the larger body is not simply a collection of the church "of" each state.

Excellent. A smart solution.

June Butler

HA! No one can ever accuse Episcopalians of being stupid! Well done!

More on Judge Goodstein's past, this time from the Charleston Post & Courier, one of the South's oldest (1803) and more conservative newspapers, here reported via, since the Post & Courier's archive is accessible by subscription only.

In its reporting on the 2008 RC child abuse case, the P & C states "Charleston attorney Gregg Meyers ....... is accusing the church of delaying payment of $1.375 million and colluding with class counsel and Diane Goodstein, the circuit court judge in Dorchester County who presided over the class-action case.

'Apparently all counsel were colluding to move settled cases to Dorchester County to get the cases to Judge Goodstein, or to get them away from any judge who might preside in Charleston County,' Meyers stated in the suit."

Seems Lawrence's folks are using the same tactic in a juvenile attempt to urinate on the continuing diocese's carnival this weekend.

Next week's hearing in Columbia, which I hope to attend as it will be held just a few blocks from here, should set matters straight.

Roger: Thanks for that note. Please do attend the hearing and keep us posted as soon as possible. I attended the convention on Jan. 26 in Charleston. The term "Episcopal Church in South Carolina" was used consistently but the clear meaning throughout was that this meeting was the ongoing Episcopal church diocese. A resolution passed unanimously to revoke all earlier measures of the diocesan conventions against TEC. The legal names and the emblem were registered by the Episcopal diocese when the diocese was under the Constitution and Canons of TEC. They should remain with the diocese. Keep us posted.

I propose we call us The Episcopalian Diocese of South Carolina. Members would be called Episcopals. The Rev. Sally Jones would be Rev. Sally Jones. That would eliminate any possible confusion of the two dioceses.

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