|Dave Wendt's apparently drunken tantrum is nothing new -|
but the object of his wrath, Claire Van Fosse, turned it into news.
Now Wendt is portrayed as the typical white NRA guy.
Everything about this scandal is typical of WELS and the ELS:
- Wendt admitted that it was his email account, but he denied writing the offer to gang-rape the young lady. Was he blaming family members for the email? Lacking the password, no one else can use his email. When will he give his computer to the police?
- His affluent congregation immediately erased Wendt from the web pages, photo and all - scrubbed, except he lives on in the newsletters. No apology - just erasing, erasing, erasing. It's still "Maundry Thursday" on the front page, so that tells us what matters at that parish, in that sect.
- His rather sparse Facebook page supported the nature of the attack, since the blogger questioned the behavior of police and he supported the police. No apology.
- His fury was directed at a stranger who disagreed with his position, but he expressed that with threats of violence, sarcasm, and obscene insults. How persuasive!
- Will Mark Schroeder apologize or just pretend it never happened.
- DP Mueller turned around and started ranting at me.
- Other public tantrums came from Paul Kuske, Roger Kovaciny, Wally Oelhafen, and Fred Adrian.
- More rants came in the mail, from Joel Gerlach, Paul Kelm, Norm Berg, and naturally Roger Kovaciny.
- One WELS "friend" phoned me to say how glad he was that I was no longer in WELS.
- Besides some other "friend" blowups, some ELS and WELS pastors phoned to rave at me for telling the truth, trying to deny the obvious. One asked where I got the information. When I said "From WELS pastors and laity," he screamed and slammed down the phone.
- A Fox Valley pastor sent an anonymous email filled with every obscene term he could list. When I mentioned it on this blog, he sent an anonymous apology, claiming it was "an accident."
|Bar ministry - bar church.|
Where else but WELS?
When WELS kept supporting and lying for Ski, the victim's husband was sued in court by Glende, Ski, and two staffers for telling the truth.