Va Justices Decline to Reconsider Church Case,
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its ruling in an Episcopal Church property dispute.In June the court overturned a judge's decision giving nine breakaway Episcopal congregations property worth an estimated $30 million to $40 million. The justices said the judge erred when, relying on an 1867 statute, he ruled that the congregations were a branch of the Episcopal Church and could keep the property ...
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#1 Sep 24, 2010
"The breakaway congregations asked the justices to reconsider. The court's decision Friday means the case goes back to Fairfax County Circuit Court for further proceedings.
"The congregations split from the Episcopal Church in a disagreement over acceptance of gays, the ordination of women and other theological issues, and aligned with the more conservative Convocation of Anglicans in North America."
The ANA is also the more orthodox Convocation.
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