As everyone knows, the Episcopal Church (TEC) is like the infamous Hotel California; you can check in but you can't check out. At least that's what TEC attorneys have been telling trial courts in those parts of America where traditionalist Anglicans have broken away from the litigious grip of the small but wealthy denomination.
|I want your property and your money!|
Today the Hotel California Offense was dealt a serious blow by an Appellate Court in Illinois, which ruled against the Episcopal Church and in favor of the Diocese of Quincy. According to Judge Orbtal, the Diocese was free to leave the Episcopal Church with its assets intact because its property was not held in trust for the Church. Also, the Episcopal Church's Constitution and Canons do not enforce a hierarchical structure on the denomination to which courts should defer.
|I want all of it! The whole thing!|
You can read the ruling here.
|Give it to me.|
Good news for the Diocese of Quincy and its Bishop, Alberto Morales, bad news for the LGBT pressure group called TEC. Similar lawsuits are ongoing in South Carolina and Fort Worth.
|Or I'll sue you.|
The Episcopal Church has spent an incredible $40 million suing traditional Christians. They refer to this as "holy stewardship."
Have a blessed Feast of St. James,