The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Congregation keeps property

The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in favor of an Episcopal congregation in a tug-of-war with the national church, allowing All Saints Church at Pawley's Island to keep its property. The dispute started after the congregation voted to secede from the Episcopal Church in 2004 when an openly gay man became bishop of New Hampshire. The court sided with All Saints' claim that its ownership of the property since 1902 made it not subject to a national church ruling in 1979 that all property reverts to the denomination if a congregation leaves.


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