Saturday, March 16, 2013

LCMS in Bed with ELCA for Malaria Fund, Plus the Disaster of Vouchers

Malaria? He has berry-berry.


bruce-church (https://bruce-church.myopenid.com/) has left a new comment on your post "Mary Thompson -- Wrong Turn on the Road to School":

Vouchers are one of the worst ideas to hit the church, and I'll explain why in a moment. First, think about the malaria project of the LCMS and ELCA and Ted Turner. Turner would only fork out $75 million for Africa if the synods matched the funds. What a better way of voluntarily draining the church of funds! It's the modern day equivalent of Charles the VII liquidating the monasteries, the French Revolution liquidating the RCC in France, or the Austrian empire liquidating the contemplating monasteries under Emperor Joseph. It's getting the church to do what the UN ought to be doing with nations that commit tax monies to the UN projects. That's similar to Harrison's Mercy Journeys giving away money to disaster victims without preaching the gospel to the recipients. Why not let FEMA or the UN do that? The church ought not do any charity in a secular manner, but must always pair charity with a sermon at least. Two days after the victims receive money, they probably don't even remember what the LCMS or WELS acronyms stand for!

So the reason the vouchers are bad is they are always worth less than what it costs to teach the students. So the state is saying that the church schools can teach public school students, but must pay $2,000 or more per student for the privilege. Furthermore, the school cannot force any pupil to hear the gospel while in school, but must allow them to opt out of chapel, and nothing can be said in the classroom! Anyway, Jeske's school has drained the Lutheran churches' coffers, and this has contributed to the high price of tuition in WELS and LCMS schools, and the great student loan debt of WLC students and LCMS students in the state. Moreover, not much is sent to the LCMS seminaries from WI to aid WI seminary students.
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