Friday, February 02, 2007

Who Would Jesus Sue?

Several weeks ago a number of Episcopalian parishes in Virginia voted to secede from the mother church. The local congregations are upset at what they feel is the national church's liberal attitude towards homosexuality. It was predicted at the time that this dispute would end up in court much like a messy divorce.

That has now come to pass, as the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has officially filed suit against the uppity parishes. The argument centers on who owns the actual church buildings and land: Is it the local parishes, or the national church?

Barring an unscheduled Rapture, it will be up to the local courts to decide the issue.

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