Jukjs2 (http://openid.aol.com/jukjs2) has left a new comment on your post "Deputy Doug Rides Writes To the Rescue; Yeast Repe...":
I agree with Pastor Jackson. When confronting public errors of doctrine and practice, a public reproof is permissible without a private confrontation. Private sins are a different matter entirely.
GJ - The question is whether we agree with the Book of Concord and the Scriptures.
WELS pastors cite the Eighth Commandment and Matthew 18 but do not feel constrained to follow either one. They use their backhanded grapevine to pass stories about anyone who crosses them, and it takes very little to irritate these touchy little men.
For example, I have had WELS leaders send personal, insulting remarks about people who posted comments they did not like. Either they state something is wrong with the person or they wonder aloud what is wrong. I said about one commenter, "He is one of many people WELS has crapped on."
John has left a new comment on your post "The Eighth Commandment Does Not Apply To WELS Past...":
Matthew 18 and the 8th Commandment don't apply to pastors in synods that are in fellowship with WELS, either.