Motion for Summary Judgment with Exhibits
This was filed on January 22 of this year. Essentially, it asks the judge to make his decision based upon the information that has been presented.
Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery’s response
EOP responded to our request by asking for more information from us (the “discovery process”). Note that this list of 94 separate requests is entitled “Eastern Oklahahoma Presbytery’s First Interrogatories and First Request for Production of Documents” (emphasis added).
Petition to the court
This document is our original suit to have the affidavit removed from the Kirk’s property. This went to court because the Presbytery, upon our request, refused to remove it, therefore placing impediments to the clear ownership of our property.
PCUSA's Response and counterclaim
The PCUSA’s response to our initial petition lays out their claim that they own the Kirk land, buildings, and everything in the buildings (excluding, one hopes, the pastoral staff).
It is our hope that linking these will serve several purposes:
- We have nothing to hide in this process and believe that as much as possible should be shared.
- The Kirk’s membership should be allowed to read these documents for themselves.
- There may be other churches who can benefit from some of our experience in this process.
Note that laws regarding property are judged differently in each state, so what is presented here is focused on Oklahoma laws.