I know, I know ... it's not supposed to be about "winners and losers" ... but who are we kidding?
Connecticut court: breakaway parish can't keep property
The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut says he wants to talk with members of a local parish that broke off from the national church after it consecrated its first gay bishop in 2003 about either rejoining the Episcopal faith or leaving the property.
Bishop Ian Douglas' comments came after the state Supreme Court ruled Friday that parishioners at the 135-year-old Bishop Seabury Church in Groton cannot keep the building and land.
Parish members say in a statement that they're disappointed with the ruling and will be discussing what to do next with their lawyers.
The parishioners and their pastor refused to turn over the building and land to the diocese after leaving the church in 2007, but were allowed to stay there while the legal case was pending.
[Source link: SF Gate]