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The Hour of Power Is Over: Robert Schuller & Wife Quit Crystal Cathedral Board
Robert Schuller and his wife Arvella are resigning from the board of directors at the Crystal Cathedral, saying they've grown weary of lawsuits, in-fighting and general nastiness.
"We cannot continue to serve on the Board in what has become an adversarial and negative atmosphere, especially since it now seems that it will not be ending anytime soon," Arvella Schuller said in a press release sent to the Orange County Register.
The megachurch fell on hard times in recent years, prompting it to file for bankruptcy in 2010. Last month the church sold its iconic property off to the Catholic Diocese of Orange.
The final straw for the Schuller's came Tuesday night when their offer to settle the couple's claims in bankruptcy court was rejected by the board. Carol Schuller Milner, the couple's daughter, said that the board cut off negotiations completely.