Minister’s omnibus is postponed to complete discovery; attorney asks for delay | Park Rapids Enterprise | Park Rapids, Minnesota:
The parishioners who were aware of Schauer’s past conviction in 1983 for a sex crime were under the impression the old charge had been expunged and that Schauer was an innocent man, Randall said.
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GJ - McCain repeated this fable in print.
bruce-church (https://bruce-church.myopenid.com/) has left a new comment on your post "Minister’s omnibus is postponed to complete discov...":
If you were the church elders, wouldn't you want to see some actual documentation that the accuser recanted? Also, if that were the case, why wouldn't he appeal the conviction? All that would be in writing and would be publicly accessible. Of course, no matter what the courts decide, the synodical conference has a history of informally exonerating themselves, since after all, they were forgiven before they were even born.
GJ - Faithful church leaders in the past built up trust in synodical leadership. That trust has been whittled away by incidents like this. Someone spread the lie around about Schauer being innocent, knowing just the opposite was true. Leaders die and retire. There is always another Wormtongue who will lie for the synod and take everything down a few more notches.
The threads on "Steadfast Lutherans" were zapped, neutered. Cease and desist. No one within WELS has even discussed Hochmuth, except for Glende cheering for the cover-up and silence.