The Synodical Council is comprised of the most notable toadies and bootlickers in WELS, so the decision did not come as a surprise to the stealth dissenter groups who saw this coming.
"I anticipated this several years ago," said one unnamed source. "I began reading Ichabod as soon as I heard it was banned everywhere. If they are going to brag about popcorn and cola at a Sunday morning worship service, Vader is just around the corner."
David Valleskey offered this, "It would please me if you saw this as a golden opportunity to forget the past and open yourselves to true mission. After all, the entire world is forgiven and saved, but it is a big job to tell everyone this and get their pledges in writing."
David Scaer texted, "We should do this too. Why did we let WELS get the jump on this? They are usually 20 years behind everyone."
Thrivent posted on their separate secure link to ELS-ELCA-WELS-LCMS-CLC leaders (https://www.thrivent.bow_down_to_zod.htm) - "We will open up this wonderful project to others, as long as they require all worship bulletin and big screens to have this message -
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