The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York has developed a real hard-on about departing Anglicans. Binghamton’s Church of the Good Shepherd wanted to buy their building. The diocese refused to sell, and during litigation told the court that the parish was no longer using the property for the purposes for which it had been intended by the Episcopalians who built it in 1879 and who had spent money to maintain it over the years. They decided they’d rather sell to Muslims, at one-third the price, than to an expanding and healthy Anglican congregation… and put a clause in the contract forbidding the Muslims from reselling to the Anglicans. Thanks to the Catholics, Good Shepherd has a home. But if ECUSA values Muslims over dissident church members, or even over its own financial patrimony, we can see what they’re made of, and it isn’t pretty.
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