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South Carolina Supreme Court Takes Jurisdiction of Appeals

4-7-2014 · In a brief order filed today, the Supreme Court of South Carolina has granted the motion filed earlier by Bishop Lawrence, his diocesan trustees and individual parishes to transfer to it jurisdiction of the…


Watch out What You Ask for: CA Judge Puts Cloud on all ECUSA Parish Property Sales

4-4-2014 · In 1979, in response to threats by parishes to leave over the issue of women’s ordination to the priesthood, ECUSA enacted its now notorious Dennis Canon. The Canon purported to impose unilaterally a trust…


Judge Orders God to Break up into Smaller Entities

4-1-2014 · From The Onion (some 12 years ago, but still timeless—and especially appropriate on this day, with only a few minor changes to protect the innocent): WASHINGTON, DC—Calling the theological giant’s stranglehold on the…


ECUSA’s 815 in Transparent Move to Punish Fort Worth

3-25-2014 · Your Curmudgeon has just received reliable word that ECUSA and its attorneys intend to ask the United States Supreme Court to review the (interlocutory!) decision by the Supreme Court of Texas in Episcopal Diocese…


Courts in SC and TX Show 815 Which Way the Wind Blows

3-22-2014 · In recent appellate decisions, the courts in both South Carolina and Texas have pointed to a decisive judicial rejection of the Dennis-Canon-based litigation strategy of the powers at 815 Second Avenue in New…


BREAKING: Texas Supreme Court Denies TEC Motion for Re-Hearing

3-21-2014 · Today the Texas Supreme Court denied the losing parties’  petitions for rehearing in the two ECUSA cases pending before it: No. 11-0265, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, et al. v. The Episcopal Church, et al.;…


BREAKING - SCOTUS Denies Falls Church Petition

3-10-2014 · The order list published this morning by the United States Supreme Court shows that, after relisting the case for its conferences four times, it has denied certiorari (review) in No. 13-449, The Falls Church…


A Modest Proposal to Reform ECUSA (I)

3-5-2014 · The Task Force to Reimagine the Episcopal Church (TREC) has been busy reporting on the ideas it is considering to restructure how ECUSA works, and its proposals have been garnering both positive and negative comments.…


Meanwhile, in a parallel Episcopalian universe

3-4-2014 · TLF+ note: I wish I could transport church progressives here, so that they might understand what it is like to be a theologically traditional Evangelical, Anglo Catholic or Charismatic in TEC today… The dramatic changes…


NJ teen an icon of the PB, legal team and their enablers?

3-4-2014 · There’s a story out of New Jersey about a teenager and some friends with whom she lives suing her parents for tuition money.  That’s an interesting story in…


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