Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Episcopal Church Loses in South Carolina


Breaking news via Stand Firm. The Episcopal Church has lost it's lawsuit against the traditionalist Diocese of South Carolina. Here's an excerpt from the ruling:

1. The Plaintiffs are the owners of their real, personal and intellectual property.
2. The Defendants have no legal, beneficial or equitable interest in the Plaintiffs’ real, personal and intellectual property.
3. The Defendant TEC, also known as The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America and Defendant The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and their officers, agents, servants, employees, members, attorneys and any person in concert with or under their direction or control are permanently enjoined from using, assuming, or adopting in any way, directly or indirectly the names, styles, emblems or marks of the Plaintiff as hereinafter set out, or any names, styles, emblems or marks that may be reasonably perceived to be those names, styles emblems or marks. 
4. The Dorchester County clerk is directed, upon the filing of this order, to refund the sum of $50,000.00 to the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina.
5. The Defendants counterclaims are dismissed with prejudice.


Congratulations to Bishop Mark Lawrence and the faithful Anglicans of South Carolina. Let's pray for a similar decision in Texas.

God bless,



jenny said...

Well, hey! There's some good news! Come on, Texas!

LL said...

Court precedents, particularly those as strident as the SC verdict, are powerful and will tend to sway the court in Texas.

LL said...

I expect that the folks in Westminster Abby are weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth like the souls of the damned at the decision -- and as the dominoes fall.

LSP said...

Let's hope it goes our way in Texas, Jenny...

LSP said...

Powerful verdict, LL. Some people will be quite upset.

LSP said...

But seriously, the threat of legal action is the glue that holds a good chunk of TEC together. The SC decision is very bad for them.

LL said...

They must be held together based on their mutual faith in Jesus Christ, or none of it will last long at all.