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Friday, January 22, 2016

WELS Layman Thankful for the Recent Posts on Abuse

The laity are not easily fooled -
they just quietly drift away.

Pastor Jackson,
Thank you so much for the latest postings on Ichabod. I want to comment, but I am not sure where to start. Remember that you have just committed the one and only unforgivable sin in the WELS. No, I am not talking about blaspheming the Holy Spirit. In the WELS, reminding those who think that they are infallible with the evidence which proves contrary to that assertion is the unforgivable sin.

The child porn at Synod HQ, the adultery, the alcoholism, the molestation and abuse, along with subsequent cover ups are the most blatant and obvious examples. However, it does not stop there. I have noticed that more than anything else, the laity would just like some accountability. This is what is expected in the workforce and the family life. Most of us have learned from an early age to respect authority no matter what form that may be. But we also expect a certain level of respect in return. Sometimes WELS leadership strikes me as totally clueless in that they will not even accept this type of reciprocity.

I am convinced that some of these guys act like a snarling dog that has been backed into a corner. They know that there is no way out, but they have to act tough and show their teeth anyway. I am seeing the hair on the back of the neck standing up.

In Christ,

WELS Layman

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WELS OWL


GJ - The cover-ups make it clear that WELS will work especially hard on the major scandals. When a local pastor piled his car up against a utility pole during a DUI, the circuit pastor refused to tell me who it was. But soon, the man was off to foreign missions and future drinking bouts.

So WELS, Missouri, and the ELS have Zero Tolerance for telling the truth. That is why I have no respect for the Synodical Princes. The SPs think their main job is to massage the public image of the sect, not to address problems with the Word of God. Thus they are decomposing before our eyes, and the smell is remarkable.

Cat found WELS OWL.