Jimmy James has left a new comment on your post "Mark and Avoid Jeske Sits on the Thrivent Board:"I...":
I see Mark is seated right next to the beloved Addie Butler. Yes, the same Addie Butler who started up the Delaware Chapter of 'Lutherans Concerned' and was also a VP in ELCA.
What is 'Lutherans Concerned' you ask? Well....it's a homosexual advocacy organization for homosexual 'Lutherans'.
Oh! Did I mention that Thrivent for Lutherans (aka: 'The Lutheran Knights of Columbus') is in a business relationship with the folks at LC? Here's a couple of links:
GJ - I predict the District Puppydogs will be wagging their tails and dry-humping Jeske's leg at the WELS convention.
I do not have exact figures, but here are some estimates about Thrivent's ownership of the Big Four Synods - ELCA, LCMS, WELS, ELS. The rest are a fraction of 1%.
LCMS - a known figure - Harrison says Missouri gets $50 to 60 million a year from Thrivent.
WELS estimate - based on membership alone, I estimate about $6 million in grants.
ELCA estimate - They probably get at least $100 million, but perhaps more because they are more affluent per member than the other groups. They are also more educated as a group, so that is a good group to insure.
The Little Sect on the Prairie - They might get $500,000 and a carton of Thrivent napkins.