The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, the Episcopal Church’s former chief operating officer who was placed on administrative leave in December 2015 and lost his job, has filed a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy by senior leadership of the Episcopal Church.
(TLC) Former TEC COO Bp. Stacy Sauls files Lawsuit against The Episcopal Church
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Speaking of applying for position as rector, +Sauls, when in the Diocese of Lexington, reversed the traditional practice enjoyed by his parishes since time immemorial by no longer allowing a parish to find a priest and then present the priest to the bishop to pass on.
Instead, he insisted on first reviewing the resumes generated by 815’s computer, and passing on to the parish only those resumes he selected.
One such that came to our parish turned out to be that of a priest who, as a result of having suffered from a serious illness, had left the priesthood two years earlier, as we learned when we telephoned to talk.
Needless to say, both the search chair and the retired priest expressed surprise that such a situation could have arisen.
I am curious about the venue question of whether the NY corporation can be sued in Alabama. This may raise the issue as to whether TEC is doing business there and what a fun fight this could be. Sauls has a lot of experience with this issue but who knows what an Alabama court might do. Has the supreme court of Alabama ever addressed this?
Haley opines the suit will easily be moved to NY.