We received word today that the United States Supreme Court has denied our church's petition for certiorari and declined to hear our case. This means that the long legal process in which our church has been involved since we were sued by The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in 2007 has come to its end.
We have pursued this legal process out of the conviction that it is one of the ministries that God has entrusted to our church and out of our desire to be faithful to God's calling to see it through to the end. We are grateful that our nation's civil justice system allows us this recourse and we thank the Supreme Court for its consideration of our petition.
Kevin Kallsen is interviewing Allan Haley of the Anglican Curmudgeon and will have that video up in a few moments.
UPDATE: Here is Kevin's interview:
More commentary here at Anglican Curmudgeon.
The bishop of Virginia, Shannon Johnston, released this statement:
"We are most gratified by the Supreme Court's ruling. We look forward to the possibilities that the months ahead will bring, and continue to keep those affected by the litigation in our prayers."