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Virginia Congregations Give Warning On Property
VirtueOnline-News ^ | 1/22/2007 | Jacqueline L. Salmon, Washington Post

Posted on 01/22/2007 9:41:04 PM PST by sionnsar

The dispute between the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and a coalition of congregations that has broken away from the diocese escalated this week over who will control church properties.

In a letter Tuesday, attorneys for the breakaway churches warned diocese officials that they would be exposed to "substantial legal risk -- including liability for trespass and unlawful entry" -- if they attempted to take possession of the property. The diocese declared the churches "abandoned" Thursday and said it would pursue the return of the property.

The church properties are the focus of an increasingly bitter tug of war between the Virginia diocese and the congregations, whose members voted in December to leave the Episcopal Church over differences in interpreting Scripture.

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TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Other non-Christian

1 posted on 01/22/2007 9:41:05 PM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 01/22/2007 9:41:54 PM PST by sionnsar (††|Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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"...attorneys for the breakaway churches..."

It is easy to see that this is a Washington Post article.

It is TEC that has broken away.

3 posted on 01/22/2007 10:56:17 PM PST by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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I'll be fair to WaPo:

TEC has broken away from (traditional) Anglicanism and is in the process of going over the cliff.

The churches, not wanting to go over the cliff, have broken away from TEC in order to remain on solid ground.


4 posted on 01/22/2007 11:19:15 PM PST by sionnsar (††|Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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