William Tabor was the pastor who suddenly decided to join WELS with a group of his members from Scriptural Lutheran (then LCR, now ELS). Tabor joined the WELS ministerium even though circuit pastor Roger Zehms and various WELS leaders knew Tabor was a philanderer. Tabor received a call to Salem Milwaukee, where his mistress was jailed for killed Tabor's wife. Tabor had a call to Escanaba at the time, they tell, and off he went to serve his new call. WELS pastors - that is how to get a better call. The WELS leaders did everything possible to keep Tabor out of the hoosegow, and they succeeded. They followed the same pattern with Al Just, who got a short sentence for knifing his wife to death in their bed. Just claimed she rolled over the steak knife in bed, and WELS clergy to this day believe his story. A busload of deceived Lutherans came to his trial to support poor ol' Al. I have been told never to mention this again.
Let's talk about forgiveness without repentance, without remorse, without truthfulness.