Our family has always been amused by the ongoing Committee To Silence Jackson. I was already warned in the LCA not to provoke anyone while my dissertation was being published. For a period of time I used pen-names in Christian News, such as Herman Ootics, Mentor, and Shirley Goodness.
The book was about an Augustana Synod professor, A. D. Mattson, who taught most of the Augustana ministerium in his lengthy career. A fund in Mattson's honor got the book into print. Did the LCA recognize a work about their own professor? No. Did the school where he labored for 35 years? Almost not. Their own historical society was printing the book as a stealth project. Oddly, Christian News promoted it more than Mattson's daughter, who was in the business and did a good job in that area.
ELS busy-body Kincaid Smith (DMin in Church Growth) told me not to publish in Christian News, when I joined WELS. He could write for CN, but others could not. DP Mueller and his entire gang of adulterous Shrinkers did the same thing. Later, the CLC (sic) said they could publish in CN, but I could not.
The more I quoted WELS promoting Fuller doctrine (compared to the Book of Concord), the harder they worked to silence me. Existing then, just as now, were two factions:
- The controlling faction of adulterous Shrinkers fought hard to silence me.
- The minority group circulated materials from me and kept asking for more.
- Posers like Jay Webber, MDiv, and Paul McCain, MDiv, played both sides of the fence.
The Committee To Silence Jackson is now pan-synodical, thanks to my tireless efforts. Webber in the ELS and McCain, a layman in the LCMS, recently posted on the Australian blog (Extra Nos) to warn people about me. I agree with Biblical, Book of Concord view - justification by faith. Webber and McCain agree with Halle professor George Christian Knapp, that the entire universe was absolved. According to their theological mentor, J. P. Meyer, one must make a decision about whether to accept this absolution or not. And they want to warn others about me?
Some may remember Canadian Mark Walters (WELS Church and Change) who swore he would shut down Ichabod. I am glad for mouthy young guys, who give away the agenda. I published his oath and soon he reversed himself.
The Confessional Lutherans may be daily communicants on Ichabod, but the Shrinkers are hourly watchers. Appleton lights up routinely on the map. So does Milwaukee, Mankato, and St. Louis.
Some people use Google to notify them if they are mentioned. One report showed over 40 people listing a topic that would send them a message.
Before the last WELS convention I heard the complaint that any topic looked up on Google, concerning WELS, got Ichabod as the first result. That was apparently a complaint heard all over the sect. After the convention I heard that everyone there was on Ichabod to follow the commentary.
Looking back, one of the funniest moments in all this was the phone call from ELS pastors Kincaid Smith and Paul Schneider (brother-in-law of Shrinker Bivens). They were yelling at me for publishing against Church Growth in Christian News. Smith sneered, "You have no credibility anymore." I asked, "If I have no credibility, why are two ELS pastors phoning long-distance to yell at me?"
The same hysterical reaction is still found on the anonymous blogs set up by Tim Glende and his pals in Appleton, Wisconsin. They gave themselves away on Feedjit, confirming what regular readers suspected. Every time I posted about Appleton or Columbus, a vile comment would come through. Church members were disgusted by these comments, but I published them to show what Shrinkers are really like.
WELS/ELS members - if you want to recall what the Church and Change gang of thugs is like, remember how the Appleton group showed a cat eating from a toilet, with names pasted on that cat.
That is Church Growth. That is Church and Change.
That is the legacy of Mequon President Valleskey, Mequon Professor Bivens, Chaplain Paul Calvin Kelm, MLC Professor Olson, VP Huebner, Fuller Missions head Hagedorn, Parlow, Gunn, and their enabling spineless DPs.
Anyone who has ever taken public issue with establishment of any kind including religious establishment can know they are being heard (read) when the slings and arrows come. The reaction is always swift and designed to discredit or silence any criticism of establishment which doesn't conform to the efforts of those who have staked out an agenda to "transform" the institution whether the members at large or the body politic want it or not. When the "transformers" rage in response to revelations re: their activities, one can be assured their agenda has been pierced.