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3:28 am on Thursday July 24, 2014

Episcopal schism trial: It's not a religious matter

The judge presiding said the matter of who owns church property is a matter of secular laws.
10:14 am on Wednesday April 23, 2014

SC student fights for state fossil; 'highly religious' senators stall bill

It all started simply enough, an 8 year old Lake City student named Olivia McConnell loved fossils and wanted South Carolina to have a state fossil. Olivia knew that a woolly mammoth was dug up in South Carolina so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and...
8:22 am on Friday March 14, 2014

SC lawmakers discuss abortion bills

A South Carolina Senate subcommittee approved a bill Thursday aimed at closing abortion clinics, while a different subcommittee took no votes but heard from the public on other bills aimed at outlawing abortions. The bill that passed would require...
8:29 pm on Wednesday February 12, 2014

Evolution blocked from South Carolina education standards

Senator Mike Fair (Greenville) has blocked a clause of the new SC education standards for science that features the phrase "natural selection.”  via Huffington Post "According to Republican state Sen. Mike Fair, "To teach that natural selection is...
11:10 am on Saturday September 21, 2013

'The Toxic Gospel', a letter in support of local charity & compassion

The below op-ed is written by Deacon Peter M. Casamento, the Executive Director, Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach as a response to the recent changes in policies and philosophies on helping those in need in the city of Myrtle Beach. For more...
11:45 pm on Monday June 10, 2013

Case between Episcopal Church and Diocese of South Carolina sent back to state court

A broken union between the Diocese of South Carolina and The Episcopal Church continues to work its way through the legal system, with the latest turn sending a legal challenge by the national church back to state court.
10:34 am on Tuesday June 4, 2013

Pensions come into question as Episcopal churches split

A split between to Episcopal church groups continues to cause friction as the pensions as a request to move the pensions of non-clergy employees has gone unfulfilled.  Here are details from a release: CHARLESTON, SC, June 3, 2013 – The retirement...
5:54 am on Wednesday March 6, 2013

In Episcopal dispute, both church groups lay claim to diocese name

A split between the national Episcopal Church and an offshoot local group is continuing with both sides now claiming they are the only side authorized to use the name the "Diocese of South Carolina".