St. Matthias joins South Carolina lawsuit against The Episcopal Church

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"It is beyond belief what The Episcopal Church is attempting to do," [David] Thurlow said last week. "What it amounts to is corporate identity theft."

Thurlow said St. Matthias' participation in this legal action is necessary to protect the church and its parish buildings - erected and maintained by the families of Summerton and surrounding communities without any financial support from The Episcopal Church - from being taken over by The Episcopal Church.

"Our community is most disturbed that outside attorneys and individuals from New York, who have never lived here in the South, should have the audacity to suggest that they have any claim whatsoever to church buildings and property here in South Carolina," Thurlow said. "That The Episcopal Church is now claiming ownership of our land, that is not right."

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Posted January 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm

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1. sophy0075 wrote:

How pleasant - a reporter who does not evince a reappraiser bias.

January 16, 7:52 pm | [comment link]
2. SC blu cat lady wrote:

Sophy, That is the way of small town newspapers. The reporter is most likely a local person.  Much of the article is the rector’s (David Thurlow+) comments so the point of view is to be expected. While I deplore that it has come to this, the filing of a lawsuit to defend our name,seal, and property is justified IMVHO.  I am grateful that another faithful congregation and priest have joined the lawsuit.

The best sentence is the last sentence.

“There are no winners,” Thurlow said. “The only winner is the devil who has caused dissension in the church.”

David+ is absolutely right!

January 17, 8:28 pm | [comment link]

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