I've had a number of comments indicating that 1) we're not doing the proper presbytery process, and 2) we'll never win our quiet title suit.
We realize that we are not doing the process as set out in the Book of Order. This has been intentional. Also, we know that we have no assurance of retaining our property in this ordeal. The basic avaricious and punitive attitude of the denomination doesn't breed confidence. It is sad that we seem to do nothing about churches and pastors who defy not just the PCUSA constitution, but essential biblical morality, while anyone who challenges the denomination's demands on property is immediately disciplined.
Our principle has been to separate ourselves from what we believe to be the creeping apostasy of the PCUSA. We believe that this is right, whatever the outcome regarding our property. While we do this, though, we will make every ethical and legal attempt to hold on to the property that we have paid for, cared for, improved, and lived in for four decades.
While the denomination did enable the Kirk to begin through some vital loans, these were paid for in full, with interest, decades ago. In the meantime, the Kirk has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the presbytery and more to national and worldwide PCUSA missions. In these last few years, through our struggle dealing with the changes in the PCUSA, there has been no inquiry or concern from the denomination. Now, ironically, when we are taking the only action that we find to be morally acceptable, the PCUSA is extremely interested in us.
To demonstrate the bias of what seems to be the real concerns of the PCUSA, I refer you to the writings of a PCUSA pastor whose standing with the denomination will probably remain good. Below is a URL to his blog, demonstrating beliefs and teachings that are utterly against all that the PCUSA says it believes. I'm sure that there has been no plan of action prepared against him or his church by the Louisville office, nor any concern about what he teaches.
Click on "Marriage Equality" on "Previous Posts" on the right.
I recommend that you also click on his posts entitled, "Searching for the body of Jesus," and "Reformed and Always Reforming."
Keep praying--keep the faith,