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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:15 PM

North Texas Episcopal factions divide up money and property as their divorce plays out in court

Months after having to vacate six churches, a group of North Texas Episcopalians is back in legal limbo. A fight over money and church belongings has added more fuel to a court battle that has already lasted more than a decade.

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth split in 2008. Unlike the national church, then-Fort Worth bishop Jack Iker opposed same-sex marriage and believed that only men should become priests.

“I think that we may well be at that point where there are irreconcilable differences in theology and church discipline and so on,” Iker told NPR in 2006. “Then perhaps the best thing to do is say, how can we have an amicable divorce?”

The divorce could not have been less amicable. Churches split down ideological lines. Some parishioners stayed with the national church, but the majority left with Iker.

Read more: https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/north-texas-episcopal-factions-divide-up-money-and-property-as-their-divorce-plays-out-in-court/

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:23 PM

1. Oftentimes, the method of religion is more important than the God of religion.

Oftentimes, the method of religion is more important than the God of religion.

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:03 PM

2. It all depends which ceiling cat talks to you




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