Friday, October 24, 2008

Announcement from Tim Trump regarding failed settlement with PCUSA and EOP

Thursday, October 23, 2008

After the vote of the Congregation to settle our lawsuit with the EOP and PCUSA, Dean Luthey, attorney for the PCUSA, notified the Kirk that the PCUSA would not sign any release or agree to the settlement approved by the EOP and the Kirk. Instead, the PCUSA is now demanding a final, written order from Judge Sellers finding that the PCUSA won on its claims against the Kirk, and reciting certain legal grounds for that decision.

You should know that this was never a part of the agreement between the Kirk, the EOP or the PCUSA. In fact, written and oral assurances were given by the EOP and PCUSA that the PCUSA had approved the settlement as voted on and agreed to by the EOP and the Kirk. It is not advisable that we enter into a settlement only with the EOP since the PCUSA is a party to the lawsuit with claims against the Kirk.

What this means is that the settlement we approved on Sunday will probably not be completed. At this point, the lawsuit will continue and we will keep you posted as to its progress. We have had no recent word from the EOP as to whether or when it will seek to evict us from our building.

I deeply regret that the PCUSA has lied to the Kirk and the EOP about its approval of the settlement agreement. Please continue to be in prayer regarding the future of the Kirk. We will keep you informed of any changes or progress as it happens.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, now the EOP has gotten a taste of the PCUSA hardball tactics. What PCUSA wants is the legal paper declaring their victory and Oklahoma as a hierarchical state regarding church property law--no matter who gets hurt, stomped, or betrayed in the process.

The 1200 people who worship at the Kirk every Sunday may be going to Metro Christian Acadmey after all. I have to think that God is at work because this situation is constantly changing and in the most unusual ways.

Please pray for God to lead and guide for the Kirk congregation in the days ahead. It's refreshing and exciting to live in expectant trust, relying on God to provide.

Peggy Alexander

Toby Brown said...

Say one thing and do another? Sounds like typical patterns for unregenerate Louisville.

Peggy--

God bless you! I am thankful for your witness and the other Kirk members who are trying to be faithful in an unfaithful time. Better to be free and wounded than in bondage!

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