Bill to secure
property rights for dissenting US parishes fails
11 February 2005
The Church of England
A legal bid to secure
greater property rights for churches in America that are opposed
to their diocesan bishop has failed as the fallout continues from
the consecration of a gay bishop last year.
Lobbying by Church leaders
in Virginia blocked a bill brought by state senator, William Mims,
that would have allowed congregations to retain their property
if they seceded from their denomination.
of England Newspaper