Wednesday, July 9, 2014

South Carolina Trial, Day 2

Canon Jim Lewis
ST. GEORGE, SC, JULY 9, 2014 – The morning was a cross examination of Canon Jim Lewis. Lewis testified yesterday how more than 90 percent of the convention clergy and delegates voted to disassociate from the national church (TEC).

The Plaintiffs called Robert Kunes, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the Diocese of South Carolina, to testify about the corporate governance of the Trustees.

The rest of the day was spent calling representatives from individual churches in the Diocese who voted to stay in the Diocese. Issues of by-law changes and resolutions and demonstrating that the national church, an unincorporated association, was a distinct entity with which they had no connection and has no legal claim on them.

Testimony of other parishes will continue tomorrow.