SOUTH CAROLINA: The Sanctimonious Claptrap of TECSC Bishop vonRosenberg
By David W. Virtue DD
February 8, 2015
Following the disastrous legal defeat of the Episcopal Church's rump Diocese of South Carolina by the courts on who owns what in the long drawn out battle for properties, Bishop Charles vonRosenberg, the minority bishop wrote a Pastoral Letter to his dwindling flock lamenting the decision. In high biblical tones, he promised to continue the fight "to a higher level" indicating no doubt the Supreme Court of the United States after passing through the US Court of Appeals in Richmond.
In a "Dear Friends" letter he wrote, "You probably are aware that a decision from the judge in Dorchester County has been handed down and that the judge has ruled in favor of those who have left the church. Most of the Episcopalians who have followed these proceedings realized that such an outcome was completely expected and, indeed, almost a foregone conclusion. The issues in this case will have to be decided at a higher level. Nevertheless, it is disappointing -- especially when so much time, energy, and money was spent in St. George and when such attention is being given by the press to what amounts only to a step in a much longer process."