Episcopal, Anglicans Take Land Dispute to Court

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Leaders of the Episcopal Church in Georgia went to court, Friday, asking a judge to rule in their favor in a property dispute with Christ Church Savannah.

Christ Church broke away from the Episcopal Church two years ago and decided to keep the historic property which dates back to 1733.
About a hundred members of the church turned out last night for a prayer vigil.
There are reports that Christ Church has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses so far. CBN News asked the church's senior pastor, Marc Robertson, if it's been worth it.

Julia Duin is the religion editor for the Washington Times and has followed church property disputes like this. Duin joined CBN News to discuss Rev. Robertson's stance on the property dispute. Click play to watch.

"Every minute and every penny," Robertson said. "In fact, I think it's a great honor and a calling to stand forth for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that kinda costs us something."

"I believe American Christians have become a bit spiritually flabby," Robertson said. "And this is an opportunity for us at Christ Church to lead the way in what may be a posture of the church and of Christians that we're going to have to take more frequently in the future."

The judge has yet to make a ruling on the case.

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