Church leader fires back 
at Episcopal diocese
St. Edmundís spokesman says parishioners followed laws in split

By CALEY CLINTON - GM Today Staff 

February 18, 2009


ELM GROVE - Citing the Episcopal Churchís "decision to move to the extreme left of Christianity" as a primary concern, St. Edmundís Anglican Church member and spokesman Dr. Samuel Scheibler said Tuesday the Elm Grove congregation followed state laws and canons of the church in proceeding to break off from the Episcopal church in December.

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The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee sued several members of the church Monday, arguing they must return all property and control of St. Edmundís parish after leaving to join a more conservative faith.

But Scheibler said the church had its title company, Chicago Title, conduct a title search, and the company found that the church and its property belong to St. Edmundís.

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This story appeared in The Freeman on February 18, 2009.