Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Latest Newspaper Article On the Cancellation of "Issues, Etc."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Tim Townsend has written a new article titled "Lutheran radio program's demise is a symptom of larger ills," available at It is a balanced article which focuses on the continuing fallout from the cancellation of Issues, Etc. and the "split" within the LCMS. Thanks to Pastor Walter Snyder for pointing this article out. Here's a quote of the first three paragraphs of the article:

When about 75 people gathered outside the international headquarters of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod this week, it was a rare display of public dissension among the members of a relatively quiet Christian denomination.

Catholics, Episcopalians and evangelicals have grabbed the headlines lately. Lutherans, even those of the more conservative Missouri-Synod stripe, have largely dealt with their differences internally. (The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, a separate Lutheran body, is considered more liberal.)

But that changed last month when church officials silenced one of its own public voices. When the church pulled the plug on its KFUO-AM program, "Issues, Etc.," and fired its host and producer, the show's fans turned up the volume.

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