|Owen Labrie's topnotch defense team made it seem|
like Owen was a victim.
He was 18 - she was 15.
I mentioned this case before. The private high school has a history of score reports and competitions to see who can "slay" the greatest number of young girls. They even wrote a chart on the walls, which was painted over by the school, and then filled out again by the male students.
Alcoholism is why the men in the WELS system never grow up. They act like perpetual adolescents because
- they were born forgiven, according to UOJ,
- know how to protect one another and
- use mutual blackmail to thwart any real discipline.
Like the young teen girl in this story, which is really a case of statutory rape, the WELS victims and their families who speak out are shunned by the synod, the abuser, and even the congregation.
Synod President Mark Schroeder violated Alaskan law. DP Steinbrenner violated Alaskan law. CP Rob Guenther violated Alaskan law. All three leaders had a duty to report suspicious activity. Nothing in Alaskan law allows clergy to cover up suspicious behavior by claiming "There was nothing there."
This case, the Appleton case, and many others should warn responsible adults never go to WELS, LCMS, or any other synod first. Instead, get an experienced lawyer, give that person all the facts and proof, and let the attorney take action. The corrupt synods will start a slander campaign against the victim and the family. They will make sure the victim is slandered, from the top down. That will save them millions of dollars, which is nice for them, because they are already spending millions to settle lawsuits and pay their attorneys.
|CP Rob Guenther and his bear.|