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(RNS) Episcopal conservatives in South Carolina have won the latest round in their effort to secede from the national church after a judge said only the breakaway group can use the name and seal of the Diocese of South Carolina.


  1. […] Religion News Service: S.C. Episcopal diocese claims a victory in secession struggle The breakaway Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina has won the latest round in its fight to secede from the national church. A South Carolina judge on Wednesday (Jan. 23) issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the national church from using the name or seal of the diocese, which espouses a more traditional theology and disapproves of the national church’s acceptance of same-sex marriage and gay bishops. […]