Why would LCMS President, Jerry Kieshnick spend tens of thousands of LCMS tithe dollars trying to dispute a trademark that the LCMS abandoned in October of 1999 for a radio program that the LCMS cancelled in March of 2008?
Legal documents that have been uncovered by the Brothers of John the Steadfast tell the whole story.
One document in particular, which you can download by clicking here, reveals that the LCMS will remove their threatened legal action against Todd Wilken and Jeff Schwarz IF they agree to a gag clause that would eliminate their right to freedom of speech as it pertains to critical comments or negative opinions as it pertains to the LCMS. Kieschnick's motive is to legally force Todd Wilken and Jeff Schwarz into SILENCE.
Here is what the pertinent clause in this document states:
So here are my follow up questions... What is President Jerry Kieschnick up to? Why is it soooooo important to Jerry Kieschnick that Todd Wilken and Jeff Schwarz be silenced by a legal gag order?
It makes you wonder if Kieshnick is afraid that Todd Wilken's thoughtful critiques would cause his latest political maneuverings and shenanigans to become Ablaze™ and go up in smoke.