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rarer than hen's teeth among the modern Lutherans.
WELS and Missouri use this fallacy - sui generis, which is also called birds of a feather, or guilt by association.
If someone asks about a matter that I have treated on this blog, the immediate response is - "Where did you get this?" The leaders read Ichabod all the time, so they launch into a wild personal attack against me, closing with "Are you one of his disciples?"
The Intrepid Lutherans published one account of avoiding all mention of me, because all conflict in WELS was attributed to me by such leaders as Disappearing Doug Engelbrecht. I was named W by that group because I was blamed for all problems, just as George W. Bush was by Obama.
When several cry-babies on the WELS Discussions FB page learned they were being quoted verbatim, they immediately blamed my "minions," ignorant of the impotence of blocking, which shocked Lillo. He mentioned blocking me but conveniently forgot to mention blocking my wife.
Like several others, Lillo thought he could write whatever he wanted and remain under cover.