The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Friday, March 20, 2015
If an alcoholic WELS pastor--who specializes in porn--uses x-rated language around a woman staffer, makes lewd suggestions to her, and shows her a nude male photo, she must be shunned and her husband sued for objecting to this behavior. The District President and his successor covers up for him. The Synod President arranges a quickie call to another district - his fourth in four calls.
If a married WELS pastor hits on a young, single woman, she must be forced to resign and take the blame, but he receives a new position - and a free cover-up from the District President.
If a WELS pastor arranges to have his wife murdered, he takes a call to another state. Nobody knows nothing and evidence disappears.
If a WELS teacher stabs his wife to death in their bed, the president of Martin Luther College comes to Phoenix as a character witness - to defend him as a poor, innocent man.