Tulsa Congregation Votes to Buy Back Property

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma congregation that split with its
denomination two years ago has agreed to buy back church property
that it lost in a court battle.

Members of Tulsa's Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church voted Sunday to accept an agreement with the Presbyterian Church (USA) to buy the property for $1.75 million and to end all litigation.

The court battle began when the church left the denomination over concerns about its liberal drift, and asked a Tulsa judge to rule that the church owned the property. Instead, Judge Jefferson Sellers ruled that the property belonged to the denomination.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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