The members of the communities in the diocese of LA seeking to keep the land TEC holds in trust have lost the battle.
Although winning is pleasant, one question for both sides is whether or not property is worth the battle. Is keeping shrines what we’re all about? Perhaps St. James could pay rent as 1/2 the assessment, with the idea that they would continue to pay for keeping the building. But it would be “rent” rather than an “assessment.” Those members of the congregation who wanted to remain in TEC might have a tentmaker priest who would share the building.
One church in Upper South Carolina decided that they would leave the building – I suspect they will do well. [Via]