Another victory in the courts for Episcoplians over Schismopalians in the sad ongoing drama of folks trying to leave the Episcopal Church and take TEC property with them.
From Episcopal Cafe:
The Hon. Joseph M. James, judge of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, wrote in his opinion:
The property is to be held or administered by the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America. Regardless of what name defendants now call themselves, they are not the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.
+Bob Duncan wrote in his pastoral letter to the congregations under his care:
We lost. In human terms we lost. Bishop and Standing Committee, together with Board of Trustees, thought we understood the document that was signed on our behalf in 2005 that ended the first phase of the Calvary lawsuit. But yesterday, the judge found against us on the basis of that document.