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Bishop Lawrence's Message Regarding Resolution R-3 PDF Print E-mail
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Today, March 7, 2014, Canon Jim Lewis emailed to all our diocesan clergy and the lay delegates to our upcoming March 14-15, 2014, Diocesan Convention a resolution that God-willing, and with the Convention’s consent, will come to the floor. This resolution, R-3: "Response to Offer of Provisional Primatial Oversight,” originated in the Anglican Communion Development Committee (ACD) but has also been supported by a majority of the clergy of the West Charleston deanery with whom I met at their recent clericus on Shrove Tuesday. The ACD Committee is an arm of Diocesan Council. It was established in 2009 in order to strategically establish mutually-enriching missional relationships with provinces and dioceses of the Anglican Communion. It has played a key role in pursuing our diocesan vision of “Making Biblical Anglicans for a Global Age.” As your bishop I fully support this resolution and for all of the reasons mentioned in the Rationale attached to it.  But particularly for the reasons presented in the final rationale: “Most importantly, however, this resolution is the response to something others in the communion have created, and it provides a means for us to better make biblical Anglicans for a global age in this in between-time. We choose to see it as a providential provision which gives us further sacramental closeness with the global Anglican family which we so richly treasure.”
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Diocese Seeks to End TEC Stalling Tactics by Asking State Supreme Court to Hear Appeal PDF Print E-mail

DIOCESE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SEEKS TO END TEC STALLING TACTICS BY ASKING STATE SUPREME COURT TO HEAR DENOMINATION’S APPEAL


Diocese’s motion aims to prevent further delays to adjudication of core issue: Property ownership


CHARLESTON, SC, February 6, 2014 – The Diocese of South Carolina today asked the South Carolina Supreme Court to intervene in an appeal filed “primarily for the purpose of delay” by The Episcopal Church (TEC) and its local subsidiary, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC).

TEC’s appeal challenges a lower court ruling on the process both sides may use in discovery leading up to a trial that will decide whether the denomination may seize South Carolina property, including churches and the diocesan symbols. The diocese argues that TEC is appealing a court order that is “unappealable”.

“[TEC and TECSC] are misusing the judicial system to delay resolution of this case,” says the diocese’s request for Supreme Court action. “Their strategy of appealing an interlocutory order is evidence of that intent. This is the same strategy that caused eight months to be wasted at the start of this case in federal court where they asked the federal court to override the state court injunction.”
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Federal Judge Denies Second TEC Request to Seize Diocese of South Carolina Identity PDF Print E-mail
CHARLESTON, SC, January 15, 2014 – U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck issued a sharply worded ruling today that rebuffed efforts by The Episcopal Church to sidestep a South Carolina Circuit Court injunction preventing the denomination from seizing the identity and symbols of the Diocese of South Carolina.

In his ruling, Judge Houck said, “It appears Bishop [Charles G.] vonRosenberg is using the motion to express his disagreement with the Court’s ruling and to ‘rehash’ previously presented arguments. … As such, Bishop vonRosenberg’s motion is improper and reconsideration is not justified.”
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Diocese of South Carolina Wins Again Against Episcopal Church PDF Print E-mail
JUDGE FINDS NO LEGAL MERIT TO LATEST EFFORT TO DRAG DIOCESE OF SOUTH CAROLINA CLERGY INTO COURT

For the Second Time, Court Rejects Efforts to Expand Lawsuit


St. George, SC, December 30, 2013 – South Carolina Circuit Judge Diane S. Goodstein today denied efforts by The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC) to expand its lawsuit by adding claims against four diocesan officials.

The judge, who had only a few months ago rejected efforts by the national Episcopal Church to drag literally all of the diocese’s officers into the suit, said there was no reason to single out the specific members of the clergy for acting consistent with the wishes of the Diocese as approved by literally thousands of members of the diocese.

In November, TECSC had asked the judge to expand its suit to include Bishop Mark Lawrence and three other clerics, alleging that actions they took to withdraw the diocese from the denomination were outside the scope of their legal authority and violated state law.  In denying the motion, Judge Goodstein briefly referenced a last minute TECSC affidavit that asserted an early conspiracy to leave TEC. The Very Rev. Paul Fuener, a priest named in the affidavit, observed, “I am confident that his recollection of our interview is seriously in error, if not worse.”
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A Christmas Message from Bishop Lawrence PDF Print E-mail
December 23, 2013
Dear Friends in Christ,

My mother died last year shortly before Christmas.  It was a gentle death and so for her perhaps the best of Christmases.  I recall, however, that during my childhood and early adult years, she was always hoping for the perfect Christmas Eve.  It was a misplaced hope from the beginning.  Sometimes the failure exceeded human control—the lemon pies didn’t set up, the meat was tough, the turkey dry.  On one occasion the culprit was my father having stayed too long at a local watering hole.  Sometimes it was my brother Porter who was the spoiler—high on drugs one Christmas, in prison for two, and dead on a third.  One year it was her son, Mark, who played the troubler of Israel—declaring himself an agnostic and having no interest in attending the midnight service.  So far as I know my mother’s perfect Christmas Eve never came in this mortal life. 
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