The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the Episcopal Church over a dispute with a breakaway Texas diocese leadership over an estimated $100 million in church property.
In orders released Monday, the high court denied certiorari in the combined cases of All Saints’ Episcopal Church v. Diocese of Fort Worth and The Episcopal Church et al. v. Diocese of Fort Worth.
As a result, an earlier ruling awarding the 60 church properties to the breakaway diocese that voted to leave the denomination over theological differences on issues like same-sex marriage and the ordination of women will stand.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski