The GOP has its senator problem at the moment. Next year we will have all forgotten his name.
How does the Wisconsin Synod deal with its scandals? Here is a recent example.
The word got out that a pastor was committing adultery out West - nothing was being done. In most Bibles there is a commandment against adultery, but not in the WNIV (WELS New Ignorance Version). A reporter went up to SP Gurgel at the convention and asked him about this scandal.
WELS went into "pound the leaker" mode, interrogating various people. One pastor even asked me, "Did you tell the reporter?" He was friendly, but intrigued.
1. I do not deal with reporters. They are probably more drunken and adulterous than the WELS ministerium. That bad? Probably.
2. I had no direct knowledge of the situation. I heard of the name from a layman, the non-discipline, but that's all. The laity know. The pastors know. The DP does nothing. The old SP wants to find the leaker. That is WELS discipline.
3. DP Janke, for example, has driven six pastors out of the ministry. I know of two cases where it was pure spite. Janke was second in the race for SP (but nowhere close).
WELS leaders - you can fool the ignorant, but that number is diminishing fast. Everyone has email, even the blue-haired great-grannies. And the clergy have their own group email lists. The faster you thugs lie, the faster people find it out.
Even if you could fool everyone for a few more years, God will not bless your corruption. God has not blessed any of your schemes.
Ichabod prediction - WELS attempts to stop the gushers of red ink will get nowhere until there is a concerted drive to deal with false teachers and predatory clergy (often the same names).
PS - A. Nony Mouse is offended that I did not name the clergy adulterer. There are three sins in WELS:
1. Not naming names.
2. Naming names.
3. Suggsting that Holy Mother WELS is less than perfect.
Herr Mouse is full of suggestions. He wants me to name names, but he never gives his. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.