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Friday, December 9, 2016

McCain's Spurious Claims Posted on His Long-Forgotten Blog - 2012

Paul McCain, UOJ Enthusiast
and Facebook friend of DP Jon Buchholz.
McCain also worked with the WELS Fox Valley Circuit -
Glende, Ski, Lillo.
Paul McCain's latest rant.

Copy Cat Alert!!

November 9th, 20121 comment

So, get this, there’s a guy who runs a really wacky web site (RWWS) and whines about the fact that I quote from various sources but do not use Chicago Manual of Style references. He routinely prints a picture of Martin Chemnitz on his site that I took when I was in Braunschweig, Germany several years ago, without attribution of any kind. Go figure! Pretty funny stuff actually.

We won’t mention names, since the one thing he craves is attention.

Here’s what Grumpy Cat has to say to you.


Paul McCain's comment sent to the Ichabod blog:

Paul McCain has left a new comment on your post "No Call Paul Has Trouble with Honesty":

Greg, thanks for helping us understand your situational ethics. Love it. You are one really funny guy.

It is ok for you to steal intellectual property as long as you doctor it up on photoshop (sic).

Interesting understanding you have there of copyright law and the seventh commandment.

You crack me up.

Can you please work up some more photoshop (sic) stuff of me as the Pope?

I rather like it. I think I look great in papal duds.

 McCain's legacy is comical,
as shown by his cardboard tank and anti-Otten gun for hire.

 LCMS McCain threatened ELS Norman Teigen with excommunication.
Different synods - papal trespassing.

 Anonymous shopped McCain into the
Mary nursing a saint oil painting,
a painting used by McCain on his blog.


GJ - The surprise is not so much about Paul McCain's varnishing the facts and stealing another man's work to claim as his own, but about unwavering support of dishonesty and stealing by SP Harrison and CPH CEO Kintz.

The crease down the face is on another photo, taken by a Russian,
so Paul McCain probably took the photo with a perspective correcting lens.
A photograph of a public domain image is not protected by copyright.


"Because the technical reproduction procedure alone does not justify a photo protection...Rather a minimum of personal mental performance is necessary, which is to be denied if a photo or a similarly manufactured product is not any more than the bare technical reproduction of an existing representation."

In the United States, a Federal court decided, in its 1999 case Bridgeman Art Library vs. Corel Corporation, that original, faithful photographs of paintings were not copyrightable, since the originality is missing. (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 18 February 1999).....If a raw photograph and/or reproduction of a public-domain original is published in a book, then the predominant jurisdiction assumes this illustration can be reproduced at will, without agreement of the photographer and the publishing house.


Reproductions of public domain works

The requirement of originality was also invoked in the 1999 United States District Court case Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp. In the case, Bridgeman Art Library questioned the Corel Corporation's rights to redistribute their high quality reproductions of old paintings that had already fallen into the public domaindue to age, claiming that it infringed on their copyrights. The court ruled that exact or "slavish" reproductions of two-dimensional works such as paintings and photographs that were already in the public domain could not be considered original enough for protection under U.S. law, "a photograph which is no more than a copy of a work of another as exact as science and technology permits lacks originality. That is not to say that such a feat is trivial, simply not original".[6]....


In German copyright law, the "Schöpfungshöhe" (height of creation) 


Canon EOS 5D manual (pp 84-85 on Program AE):


Related links:

Copy Cat Alert, by Paul T. McCain, Nov 9, 2012:

Commemoration of Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Confessor
November 9th, 2012, by Paul T. McCain:

No Call Paul Has Trouble with Honesty, Nov 10th, 2012, by Dr. Jackson:
DCRP Review: Canon EOS-5D, 30 Dec 2006

Image Forensics pages (click on the first and last of
the Hidden Data Links, i.e., Exif and Error Level links):

St. Martini Kircke pictures, etc:

Tourist shot of Chemnitz (scroll way down):

Bells video:

Epitaph um 1586, Braunschweig

Side of church:


Rev. David J. Webber:
Apr 11, 2004 (original Chemnitz commemoration page):
"Web Sites Maintained by David Jay Webber"

Chemnitz image in question added before Jun 30th, 2006:

Image URL:


Jun 3, 2007, by David Jay Webber:

July 19, 2007, by Catholic blogger Dave A. Armstrong:

Apr 5th, 2008, by Dr. Jackson (no Chemnitz photo use at all):

Sep 2009, by Dr. Jackson:

Dec 2009, by Dr. Jackson:

19 SEPTEMBER 2008, by Walter P. Snyder:

SEPTEMBER 29, 2008, by Joel Woodward, Lutheran student at Ann Arbor:

June 2009, Darren, from Aberdeen, Scotland:

Dec 19th, 2009, by Paul McCain (thumbnail):

Spiritual eating: Taking issue with Chemnitz, by 
blogger Tapani, Sep 23, 2010

Nov 2012, by Paul McCain:


Redistribution, any form of use, on the condition that appropriate mention his authorship.
Redistribution, derivative work and commercial use is permitted.


Additional links:
St. Martini Church in Braunschweig, Germany:
coordinates: 52.262465° 10.515909°
What Not to Do when Using a Digital Camera
"OK, so I go on this great trip to Germany last summer, in June."
Martin Chemnitz and His Church
June 19th, 2006

On this trip to Germany I made it a point to go visit St. Martini Church in Braunschweig where Chemnitz served as superintendent and pastor, and where he is buried. 



GJ - Someone else did the research work and graphics above, volunteering to reveal what happened.

I collect graphics of all kinds. Martin Chemnitz is my favorite theologian, after Martin Luther. At some point I copied the creased version of Martin Chemnitz. I used Photoshop to erase the crease, although a bit of evidence remains on Chemnitz left' eyebrow. Editing the eye area is very difficult and I am just an amateur.

I used my improved version and later saw it appear on the Net, which is fine. 

Synod President Matt Harrison's overpaid buddy has shown that he does not abide by the well known standards of publishing and intellectual honesty. While accusing me on his sad little blog, McCain has claimed graphics that do not belong to him and even attached copyright notices to them.

McCain reminds me of LCMS hero C. F. W. Walther stealing Bishop Stephan's land from him, a total of 120 acres. Walther secretly took away the title of the 40 acres given to Stephan while stirring up trouble behind the real leader's back. Later, Walther talked Stephan's son out of another 80 acres of land, even though the father bought the land with his own money.

This is Paul McCain's epic fail with the Book of Concord:


Norman Teigen has left a new comment on your post "Answering Paul McCain's False Accusations. More Pr...":

Interesting how the Celebrity Lutheran Blogger continues on. He says that he enjoys the Photo Shop pictures of himself in papal robes. He confirms that he is not only regarded as a public fool, but that he considers the label appropriate.

Since the election, the Celebrity Lutheran Blogger has been enforcing orthodoxy. He indicates that he was once a cop. Whenever I find myself and others on the end of the CLB's attacks, I picture in my mind an enforcement official from another country and another era. Yes, I see an officer from the Sicherheitsdienst.


LPC has left a new comment on your post "Answering Paul McCain's False Accusations. More Pr...":

Isn't copyrighting someone else's copyright, stealing?

Well the guy is no scholar, we all know that, he can not even reference. The guy has only one form of argument, and it is fallacious - ad hominem, his favorite.

Then, the guy is no gentleman either, copyrighting someone else's copyright. Waht duh? What is the need for that? How hard is it to credit someone for your source material? It does not take a minute to type it in... now is that hard to do?



GJ - To steal a photo from Wikimedia and place a copyright on it - that is stealing. But to accuse me of stealing "his" Chemnitz photo, which was not his at all - that is hypocrisy. Luther said hypocrisy was the homage that vice pays to sin, but it is still a sin.

A Concordia Publishing House editor should not be plagiarizing from Roman Catholics and stealing an individually owned photo. I do not trust CPH products because their editorial management does nothing about this sinful and illegal behavior.

McCain has once again plagiarized the Catholic Encyclopedia with this verbatim copy about Martin of Tours.

Here is the Roman Catholic link to compare -

By placing this at the bottom of the entire post - Source: Catholic Cyclopedia - McCain is indicating that he wrote the article himself and based the perspective or key facts upon that one source. But that is entirely misleading, and typical of college plagiarists. He has failed again to show that the entire post is from his favorite Roman Catholic source, one designed to lead people into Romanism.

The Roman Catholic editor placed the citation material at the bottom of the post - thus -

About this page

APA citation. Clugnet, L. (1910). St. Martin of Tours. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.Retrieved November 12, 2012 from New Advent:

MLA citation. Clugnet, Léon. "St. Martin of Tours." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 9. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. 12 Nov. 2012 <>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Michael C. Tinkler. In honor of the Societas Sancti Martini Episcopi Turonensis at Emory University.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. October 1, 1910. Remy Lafort, Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.

For No Call Paul to be honest, he would have to indicate at the beginning that the entire post was quoted from this source. He has failed to do this again, so he would be kicked out of a university for repeated acts of academic dishonesty, presenting the original work of others as his own - but CPH pays him royally. There must be something the rest of us do not know.


bruce-church ( has left a new comment on your post "Answering Paul McCain's False Accusations. More Pr...":

related posts:

No Call Paul Has Trouble with Honesty:

Fareed Zakaria apologizes for plagiarism -
Suspended by Time and CNN.
Removed from Yale Board, But CPH Rewards Plagiarism:


Paul McCain Probably Does Not Like the Photoshops, In Spite of His Claims.
Why Should We Believe a Plagiarist about Anything?


bruce-church ( has left a new comment on your post "Answering Paul McCain's False Accusations. More Pr...":

Two additional related posts:

No Call Paul McCain:
Pistols, Plagiarism, and Popery,

Paul McCain Cannot Claim Ownership of a Public Domain Work,


bruce-church ( has left a new comment on your post "Answering Paul McCain's False Accusations. More Pr...":

related post:

Paul McCain Demonstrates His Uncanny Sense of Humor, Ignoring the Photoshop Trademark By Making It Generic, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012