Author: Diocese of South Carolina press office
On November 10, 2017, an amicus brief was filed by 106 religious leaders in the state of South Carolina, in support of our Petition for Rehearing.
It supports our understanding of proper application of neutral principles of law and explains the negative consequences of the current ruling on church property issues.
In part, the brief states, “‘If ownership no longer turns on publicly recorded deeds and trust instruments, but on the meaning of internal church rules and relationships, no one can know for certain who owns church property.
Amicus Brief in SC Episcopal Church cases by George Conger on Scribd