Personally I think that’s just a tad pessimistic; I can’t believe that after being told time and again how Courts around America will positively encourage the theft of Church property any Wicked Apostate Sinners, Homosensualists, and Priests-Without-A-Penis would be so ungracious as to gloat over little Bobby’s loss. Especially as my Conservative Brethren have never said an unkind word to any of the filthy godless swine daring to question their right to a monopoly on Jesus..
After all, it’s not as if the game’s over for good. Having wasted this much of his sect member’s money in pursuit of the legally unattainable, it’s unlikely Pittsburgh’s Favorite Eyebrows will be able to wean himself off what’s clearly become an addictive pastime. As long as there’s a higher court with the most tenuous of jurisdictions (I hear there’s a tribunal somewhere in Malta which was established during the Crusades, that might well - according to a long-forgotten canonical tradition and a hitherto secret papyrus little Phil Ashey ‘just happened’ to find under the back seat of his car – have the final authority to decide in this matter), and a lawyer prepared to accept his money (now that’ll be hard to find. Not.) I’m sure little Bobby will keep on fighting to keep what obviously doesn't belong to him.
Indeed, one look at the Court’s ruling shows how close the decision really is: if findings like
“Regardless of what name defendants now call themselves, they are not the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal church of the United States of America.”aren’t ambivalent I don’t know what is. Or how about this one concerning the Prince of ACNA and his vassal’s biblically creative claims:
“There is no basis in law or fact for their position.”See how difficult the Court found it to reach a conclusion? With statements this ambiguous you’d better believe there’s still lot’s of fighting left to be done in Pittsburgh before little Bobby moves into a trailer park. Especially while some of his followers still have homes they can sell to finance a campaign which has been so obviously blessed by God.
I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.