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Lower Court Judge in South Carolina Issues Ruling Contrary to SC Supreme Court

From the Diocese of South Carolina:

South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Edgar Dickson, tasked in November 2017 by the South Carolina Supreme Court (SCSC) with a remittitur to enforce the final judgment of the SCSC which ruled in August 2017 that the diocesan property and 29 parishes should be returned to the parties affiliated with The Episcopal Church, issued an Order earlier today that seems to be contrary to that decision. In his Order, he ruled that the properties […]

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Fort Worth bishop, legal team respond to misinformation regarding South Carolina decision

The Fort Worth Court of Appeals will decide our case based on the law and facts. Recently, however, there has been some misleading information put out about how the South Carolina ruling might affect our case here in Fort Worth. So I asked our legal team to address the misstated legal implications in a statement we could share with those interested. – Bishop Scott Mayer, provisional bishop of Fort Worth

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Arguments heard in South Carolina appeal in Federal Court

“A federal false-advertising lawsuit against the bishop of a breakaway group should be sent back to U.S. District Court in Charleston for trial on its merits, attorneys representing the Episcopal Church’s bishop for eastern South Carolina argued before a three-judge panel in Richmond, Va., on Friday, December 9.” – The Episcopal Diocese in South Carolina

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Breakaway diocese falsely claims ACNA is part of Anglican Communion

In 2014 the Charleston Post and Courier, published an article referencing an Archbishop of Canterbury interview headlined Archbishop says ACNA not part of the Anglican Communion. The interview was conducted by the Church of Ireland Gazette: Justin Welby said, It is not part of the Anglican Communion … [ACNA is] a separate church.

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Beginning today, South Carolina Supreme Court to hear appeal in diocese split

The Charlotte Observer reports that arguments over the conservative Diocese of South Carolina’s 2012 split from the Episcopal Church will continue in the state Supreme Court this week following an appeal from The Episcopal Church and 40 parishes in South Carolina that remained with TEC, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. After the diocese sued “to protect its identity, the symbols it uses such as the diocesan seal and $500 million in church property,”

Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein, who presided at […]

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