Sunday, May 24, 2020

Diocese of Fort Worth Wins Big - Libs Lose Hard



Perhaps you know the subtext of this frivolous, inconsequential mind blog. Viz. The Compound and its Missions have run the risk of being seized by the Episcopal Church (TEC) for over a decade. Long story very short, our diocese left the rainbow communion in 08/09 and the Dorothies proceeded to sue us for all our cash and property.


Dorothy

This, they exclaimed with a click of glittery heels, belongs to us! We disagreed and so too did the Texas Supreme Court. On Friday morning, the Texan Justices eviscerated the Episcopal Church and ordered a lower court to reverse its ruling, in our favor. 

In practical terms, this means that I get to keep the Compound and its missions, while the degenerates are forced, by order of the court, to wander furiously about with large Ls branded into their foreheads. 


Blue Heeler


That aside, the Episcopal Church has spent at least $12 million on this lawsuit, all funded from its "mission" budget. Think about that. Twelve million dollars for mission spent on lawyers, not one of which brought a single soul to Christ. Ponder the math.


Typical Texan Street Scene

And in the meanwhile, sing a Te Deum. 

Love,

LSP


34 comments:

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Congratulations!

drjim said...

He works in mysterious ways, indeed.

Is it inappropriate to offer congratulations?

LL said...

Thanks for the phone call the other day and the in-person announcement (yes, I may be LSP's favorite). Now, you can suggest that TEC evacuate the properties that they shared and worship the Prince of Darkness - and practice their abominations elsewhere.

I credit Blue Avenger (and his mystical influence on people) for the big win. I know that nobody else does, but he can charm the cherry fried pie right off the plate.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

As Spring brings forth new life, may this be a season of new growth for you and yours.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Congratulations. As I may have told you, I observed one of these diocese vs. breakway missions in my youth, and the verdict went the other. Raise a glass to fissiparous tendencies!

Anonymous said...

The Lord giveth and the Lord takest away. Praise ye the Lord!

LindaG said...

Well congratulations to you all, Parson! Praise God!
What a waste of money indeed. No one lead to Christ, no poor fed and clothed. A shame.
Glad you all can rest easy though. God bless. :)

Ed Bonderenka said...

Congratulations!
And of course they wasted millions.
It's all about the power.

Adrienne said...

Such fabulous news. The reign of Christ the King continues...

Kid said...

All news to me, but Excellent news regardless.

Dad of Six said...

I wish you justice, LSP!


And a fried cherry pie in celebration to Blue Perimeter.

LSP said...

Thanks, Infidel!

LSP said...

Entirely appropriate, drjim.

LSP said...

LL, you're right. Blue Justice played a large part in the victory and now rightfully expects his slice of the pie. A large slice at that!

LSP said...

Thanks, WSF. It's a big relief and yes, time for growth.

Anonymous said...

I suppose the L brand stands for , I dunno...
...Lib
...Loser
...or is it the LB that C.S.Lewis (or was it Chesterton?) Talked about. (Ref Timothy J. Gordon et.al.)

Don't follow my momentary lack of charity friends. Just being light hearted.

LSP said...

I certainly did, Chas! And for sure, these things have almost always gone in favor of TEC. They were certain they'd win. But no.

LSP said...

PTL, Anon.

LSP said...

Linda, the waste of money is scandalous, to put it politely. Well, onwards.

LSP said...

Exactly, Ed. Money and power.

LSP said...

Adrienne, YES!

LSP said...

Been a long time coming, Kid. Quite a deal.

LSP said...

Thanks, DOS. Pies all round, except for the libs who're furiously spinning, wailing and gnashing their teeth.

RHT447 said...

News to me, too. Hooah!

I have seen it written that God could not make a Stradivarius without the hands of Antonio Stradivari. I think there is a moral here--don't piss off the Parson.

Undergroundpewster said...

Congratulations LSP! I would love to see the look on KJS' face when she heard the news, but then on second thought, following a wave of anticipatory nausea, I take that back.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a court get it right. It does not always happen that way. When the wife and I were members of St. James the Less, Philadelphia, we fought all the way to the PA Supreme Court and lost at every step. \

Every last person was present for the last Mass, and when it ended, we put the Prayerbooks back in the racks, snuffed the candles, and walked out through the grave yard, never to return again. ECUSA was left with an empty 19th century building in a bad part of Philadelphia, a building that costs a lot to maintain. The parish goes on today, now as St. John Baptist, Anglican Ordinariate, but my wife and I are now 1000 miles away.

Fr.
Anglican Catholic Priest

Theodore said...

Huzzah!

Fredd said...

12 million bucks paid to lawyers, and not one soul brought to Christ through these efforts?

Who knew? Congratulations on keeping the Compound (although from what I read in the newspapers, nothing good ever happens on compounds).

LSP said...

RHT, a fearsome moral! Now we have to get bank accounts unfrozen. Grrrr.

LSP said...

Pewster, lib heads are explodung all over the shop.

KJS? Urrrggh.

LSP said...

Fr. ACP -- I remember the case well, Rosemont too. Of course I was Rector of St. John's Norristown at the time. They wouldn't let me live in the rectory and the rest is history.

But St. James, what a tragedy. Went badly for Moyer too, sadly, and SJN's now a diocesan office. Fr. Niblo can't be happy about that...

LSP said...

Big news, T!

LSP said...

I know, Fredd, it's bizarre.

But yes, the Compound lives to fight again another day. Thank God.

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