(AP) Presiding Episcopal Bishop coming to SC
Jefferts Schori said that, in other states, courts have generally ruled property belongs to the larger church, not individual parishes or dioceses.
"Everywhere but in South Carolina where suits like this have taken place, in the ones that have gone to completion, the decisions of the court have said the property is held in trust for the Episcopal Church," she said. "We believe all the assets of the church are a legacy of generations before us for the mission and the ministry of the Episcopal Church. It's not our right to give it away for purposes unimagined by the givers."
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Episcopal Church (TEC)
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
TEC Conflicts: South Carolina
Posted January 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm
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1. Pb wrote:
“Our task, when people decide to leave, is to bless their journey and pray they find a fruitful place to pursue their relationship with God, ” I wish this were so.
January 25, 3:00 pm | [comment link]
2. Peter dH wrote:
“We believe all the assets of the church are a legacy of generations before us for the mission and the ministry of the Episcopal Church. It’s not our right to give it away for purposes unimagined by the givers.”
Does she have any sense of irony, I wonder?
January 25, 4:01 pm | [comment link]
3. dwstroudmd+ wrote:
Neither irony nor Gospel. But she does have that Gozpell bit down and a revisionist view of history as well as Christianity.
January 25, 4:27 pm | [comment link]
4. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:
It’s not our right to give it away for purposes unimagined by the givers.”
Then what exactly gives bishops the right to turn around and sell the property when they come into possession of it, which is often the case more often than not?
January 25, 6:25 pm | [comment link]
5. CSeitz-ACI wrote:
That’s right. Colonial period founders of St Philips and St Michaels gave the properites to The National Church, anticipating that one day it would exist.
Sometimes I wonder if the Oregon backdrop of the PB’s upbringing and eventual migration out of the RC church to TEC makes her totally clueless about the reality of the Diocese of SC. She thinks of 1950s churches with room for 150 and a parish hall.
January 25, 7:18 pm | [comment link]
6. Stefano wrote:
Dr. Seitz, do you remeber the case of the university, possibly Princeton that changed the ethos of some department or scholarship and previous donors demanded a refund since they had donated for the support of belief that were no longer held?
January 25, 11:23 pm | [comment link]
7. tjmcmahon wrote:
“It’s not our right to give it away for purposes unimagined by the givers.”
If TEC keeps it, it will be used for purposes unimagined by the givers. Only by giving it to S Carolina, Quincy, Ft Worth, etc, will it be used as the givers intended.
Virtually no one gave churches, stained glass windows, chasubles or prayer books to support desecration and heresy as practiced by the fanatic revisionists who rule TEC. The property and chattels were all given for the glory and service of God. The property should, therefore, be restored to God’s Church, not held by those who worship the latest decisions of the General Convention.
January 26, 12:32 am | [comment link]
8. tjmcmahon wrote:
Out of curiosity, will their be any live TV, internet feeds or whatever from tomorrow’s exercise in hubris?
January 26, 12:41 am | [comment link]
9. Katherine wrote:
Surely the people who gave money to build that church in upstate New York didn’t intend it to be sold and used as a mosque. Nor, I think, would the donors to The Falls Church have approved the recent ordination of a person openly sexually active with a person of the same sex. I hope that event occurred in the new building and not the historic church, although the people who built the new building certainly don’t approve. They left because of this kind of thing.
January 26, 10:13 am | [comment link]
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