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Episcopal Church is being sued

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by Salty, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    #1 Salty, Apr 28, 2008
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    They are both wrong. These matters should not be for the courts of the land.
     
  3. just-want-peace

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    Did I miss something?

    The preceding quote seems to absolve the GS Church of any active particiation in this suit!
     
  4. billwald

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    Whose name is on the property deed?
     
  5. Salty

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    The Episcopal Diocese, but all bill are paid for by the local church members.
     
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    The Bible clearly states matters in the church are NOT to go to the courts of the land.
     
  7. Salty

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    If the The Episcopal Diocese accepts homosexualty, do you think they will worry about going to court against a Christian?
     
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    No I don't...but the OP asked who was right, to which I responded "nobody".
     
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    Legally, the Episcopal Diocese is right since they own the deed. However, morally the local church is right as they are the ones who have paid the bills.

    The same thing happened in Syracuse last year. The church and the Diocese came to a compromise. The Diocese would let the local church use the building for one year (thats until August) then they must vacate the building. (BTW, the pastor of the Syr Eps church is a former Southern Bapt)

    One final thought, as far as the diocese is concerned. Suppose the local church had decided to become a "Church of Satan" Would that change our thinking? The diocese is saying that is our bldg and we will maintain an Episcopal church there.
     
  10. Analgesic

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    How does paying the bills give a congregation a moral right to property owned by the diocese?
     
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