Walther's organized mob (no supporters of Stephan allowed) threatened the bishop, robbed him of land, gold, and books, then forced him at gunpoint to the Illinois side.
Walther became the new pope, far more than a mere bishop. To this day - when convenient - everything is measure by the Collected Works of CFW Walther. If anyone questions the Pietistic graduate of a rationalistic university, he is de facto excommunicated. Some have stepped into the hobnail boots of the Great Walther, assuming the same infallible rule, but they are just repeating the template established by the man who signed the document making the syphilitic adulterous bishop the sole rule and authority over the cult.
|One team - Walther's UOJ fanatics,|
Luther's opponents all.