Apparently Lillo was drawing fire for telling such big lies about Ski, Glende, and the Anything Goes District. WELS has nothing against lying. After all, SP Mark Schroeder did not know about Joel Hochmuth, did not receive a letter, etc...
Glende's ego is so fragile that he cannot stand to have people read about his colossal flop at his only solo job. Fresh out of seminary, he bullied WELS into redeveloping (handing him a pile of money) to sell off a successful campus church - to build a coffee bar church outside of town.
Glende, Vicar Supervisor Jeske, and Uncle John Brug won, so the Eastern Orthodox got a choice piece of property for a bargain and Bethlehem Lutheran went into rental status. By the time Coffee Bar of Bethlehem was building in Savoy, Glende was a-packing for Freedom, Wisconsin.
Now WELS is foreclosing on Coffee Bar of Bethlehem. No one is supposed to know this. The synod, the district, the Mission Board, and Glende want everyone in the dark. Although there is an obvious connection between the bullying of Glende and the spinelessness of WELS, flushing it all down the Memory Hole of Synod is supposed to leave young Tim as the Great Builder of Churches.
Did he not get a free bar in downtown Appleton?
Not exactly free. The bar, which closed down twice in a very wet town, was bought with over $500,000 in Mission Board funds and given to St. Peter in Freedom.
The suckers in WELS bought Glende and Ski a bar.
|"There's no knowing where we're going,|
and the members we'll keep snowing."