Fellowship with ELCA means fellowship with The Episcopal Church.
Fellowship with Jeske means the same.
"CHIEFS CONFER: Waiting their turn to speak at a recent Lutheran leadership consultation are Dr. Carl Mischke, president of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church...Bohlmann...and ELCA Bishop Herbert W. Chilstrom. At the July 18-20 event in Snowbird, Utah, in the Wasatch Mountains, 130 Lutheran leaders gathered to articulate a 'vision of leadership' for their respective church bodies."
The Lutheran, (ELCA) September 4, 1991, p. 33.
Did you object 20 years ago? I did. I published the material in Christian News. I wrote letters. I met with DP Mueller.
When WELS joined the multi-cultural project with ELCA, I let people know.
When WELS joined with ELCA to produce the Joy Radio show. Did you object? I did. When "Dr." Carl Mischke lied about it in a letter to a WELS pastor, I phoned the ELCA chairman of the group and asked him about WELS participation. The Synod President of WELS was calling him a liar. Even the man's secretary said, in astonishment, "We had Tom Barber [WELS] here all the time!"
The lies had to be modified somewhat, but they continued.
Now you will hear that WELS is not involved in Lutheran World Relief, that Missouri's LWR work is somehow different because they are in a different compartment of the egg carton called LWR. "Anybody home?" WELS say, "Nope." ELCA says, "Nope." Missouri says, "Then we are all alone here." WELS says, "Yup." ELCA says "Yup."
If you want to object to Jeske's newest nose-thumbing, you will have to ask yourself:
1. What were you doing about this during the last 20 years?
2. How many lies are you willing to overlook?