[Bishop Mark] Lawrence spokeswoman Jan Pringle said in a statement that the injunction will remain in effect until the court rules on the property dispute “to protect the Diocese’s real, personal and intellectual property and that of its parishes from a TEC takeover.”
While Lawrence's group viewed the decision as a validation, the TEC congregations noted, "This was done with the consent of all parties, and either side has the right to have a hearing on the matter with 14 days' notice.”
"This is not an unusual development, and it signifies only that these issues remain to be decided at a future time," said Holly Behre, communications director for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.
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