|Historic St. John Lutheran Church, on 8th and Vliet in Milwaukee,|
was stolen by WELS and Jeske pals.
No one answered how they justified this theft of property and endowment,
and now WELS is running the so-called congregation they kicked out.
When St. John Lutheran Church, independent of any synod, was going to put their services on the Internet, a law firm and two members locked out the pastor, took over the parsonage, grabbed the endowment fund, and shut down the congregation. Here are the details of the theft of St. John Lutheran Church.
This was not some country parish, but the mother church of WELS and an important one for the Synodical Conference. Suddenly, the church is open for business again, with an ex-pastor of WELS in charge, all the resources links on its web page pointing to WELS. No explanation. No apology. When I posted a link to a Facebook page, the FB friend removed it (typical WELS) and the celebration of St. John the Newly Reopened continued.
I heard the thieves recently gave back boxes and boxes of Pastor Kevin Hastings' personal effects. Why do church leaders support theft?
My previous post on a St. John's group went like this:
They closed the St. John Lutheran Church for Holy Week and Easter in 2013, keeping it closed until - voila! - everything resumed under new management, two years later.
|Why is everyone laughing?|
I know - you keep paying for this.