SC: Dean of downtown cathedral discusses lawsuit against Episcopal Church
By Haley Hernandez
January 06, 2013
The Diocese of South Carolina said they have filed a preemptive lawsuit against the Episcopal Church to prevent them from assuming the Diocese's identity, such as their seal and historical names.
The Diocese, which is now independent from the mother church, is filing suit to protect more than $500 million dollars in local belongings. They said about 74% of the members in the state are participating, including the downtown Cathedral Church of Saint Luke and Saint Paul.
"We're not seeking out any punitive damages," Dean Peet Dickinson said. "Those who have decided to stay with the Episcopal Church, our bishop has said and I would echo it, go in peace. We don't desire to take anyone's property but likewise we would ask that we be able to be what we are and have always been and not have that under threat."
The Episcopal Church has yet to respond to the lawsuit... the rest
SC Episcopal schism now over name, property
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