Religion | California Episcopal Bishop Jon Bruno intends to sell off the property of a congregation he once championed. Parishioners and clergy are crying foul
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/09/16, 02:00 pm
Most people have never heard of J. Jon Bruno, but his saga shows what is tearing apart what once was America’s most influential denomination—The Episcopal Church (TEC)—and creating such bitterness among former and some current members. It’s also a classic man-bites-dog story: Why would a bishop destroy a church and sell its building to a developer who plans to tear it down and build two dozen luxury town homes on the spot?