For 274 years, there has been one Christ Church in Savannah, Ga. The church began with a land grant from King George of England and previously was led by John Wesley. The majority of the congregation voted to part with the Episcopal diocese to join a more conservative Anglican diocese of Uganda. At issue for 55 breakaway parishes nationwide is whether churches that condone same-sex relationships are still following the Bible. These religious rifts have flooded courts nationwide with civil lawsuits over church property, an area of jurisprudence where courts, as they try to navigate First Amendment separations of church and state, are notoriously uncomfortable.

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