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GEORGIA: Church That Revolted Over Gay Bishop Must Surrender Historic Building

Members of a Savannah, Georgia church voted to leave their denomination over the ordination of a gay bishop. Says the state Supreme Court: "See ya. Now hand over that $3M historic building."
In 2007, after the national Episcopal Church affirmed its first openly gay bishop in New Hampsire, 87 percent of the Savannah congregation voted to cut off its affiliation with the Georgia Diocese and join an Anglican diocese in Uganda. The Georgia Bishop recognized the minority faction, including its rector, wardens and vestry, as the rightful leaders of Christ Church who named themselves “Christ Church Episcopal.” However, the majority faction, which called themselves “Christ Church in Savannah,” refused to give up the property.
(Tipped by JMG reader Joe)

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