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Falls Church CANA files another petition to overturn ruling

Falls Church CANA files another petition to overturn ruling

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia reports that Falls Church CANA has filed another petition to overturn the rulings about the property that was awarded to the Episcopal Church.

The leaders of a Falls Church congregation that broke away from the Episcopal Church said this week they plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Falls Church CANA congregation will ask the high court to overturn the Supreme Court of Virginia’s April 30 ruling in favor of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. That state ruling upheld a 2012 decision that allowed The Falls Church Episcopal to return to its historic church home.

An earlier appeal by the CANA group to the Supreme Court of Virginia for reconsideration of its unanimous decision was denied in June.

The CANA congregation has until Sept. 12 to file its notice of appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on whether to hear the appeal toward the end of this year or the beginning of 2014.


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To clarify, Jim, and not out of any anger towards you all, Typepad used its power of access veto to compel me to hand over my facebook info as the price of access. Once I had given in and allowed this, it then unlocked my access to my existing, Lapinbizarre “Lead” account. My facebook account has nothing whatever to do with my connection to E Café. They are still fishing, whenever I log on, for my authorizing their “contacting” my facebook friends and I am refusing. Maybe there is some legal reason they cannot continue to block me on this issue. Apologies for going on, but you and yours are being used by Typepad for its own commercial gain.

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Roger Mortimer


An indication Jim, of how perfect the existing system is, is that after I gave up and threw in the towel, and logged on through my facebook account, very unwillingly allowing Typepad access to my facebook profile, friends and email address, my comments above appeared with the subscription “Lapinbizarre” – as no doubt will this one. The non-Lapin bizarre fact about this is that my facebook account, whose details Typepad forced me divulge, is in the name “Roger Mortimer” and only in the name “Roger Mortimer”. No Lapin-anythings. Figure that one for me if you please. And if you, unlike your server, wish to subscribe me Roger Mortimer, feel free, once again, to do it for yourself.

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Jim Naughton


Guess your definition of “perfectly-Christian” is not one shared by Virginia’s relatively conservative courts, Mr Johnson.

On another matter, why has The Lead erected the barrage of fences, ditches and hoops one must now navigate to post here? Though far from computer illiterate, I have spent ten minutes attempting unsuccessfully to bypass Typepad’s demand that I give it access to my facebook profile, friends’ list and email address. Be curious to see what shenanigans result from my ultimate surrender to that demand, though I was able to turn down their request that they be allowed to contact my facebook friends “on my behalf”. On my behalf? Right!! Curious to know why “The Lead” has entered into such a pact with this organization – which we know intends to use such information gleaned as is of use to them for commercial advantage.

Roger Mortimer (added by editor)

Christopher Johnson

Do you seriously want to go there, Leonardo, considering that it was the Episcopal Church that ordered the diocese to renege on a perfectly-Christian separation agreement in favor of lawsuits in the first place? Because if you do, you’ve just confirmed a lot of our suspicions.

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