I'm certainly no Luther, but this post cracked me up in light of my current legal predicament. It comes from a commenter "Friendly Observer" on the SGMSurvivors blog - a blog dealing with the abuses that past and current that members have suffered over the years at Sovereign Grace Ministries' churches under the leadership of C.J. Mahaney. There are at least two blogs that have spotlighted the abuse issues and give a place for congregants to share their stories just as I have here. AoR mentioned below is Ambassadors of Reconciliation - an organization that helps Christians in the mediation process. They seem to not like the bloggers. Oh well. If the church would have handled the problems properly in-house, there would be no need to go elsewhere to speak the truth and give a voice to those victims who have not been allowed to have a voice.
Have fun with me and pretend I'm Luther and you-know-who is The Vatican :)
As for the AoR guys, it’s ironic to me that they are Lutheran and especially ironic that they came down (predictably, by the way) against the blogs and bloggers.
Wasn’t Luther an early blogger? Sure, he preceded the electronic age by a few hundred years, but he could well have been “MLuther@cathedraldoor.com” right? Didn’t his initial blog entry (granted, his “Send” button was a hammer and some tacks) start a ruckus? Didn’t “Leo@vatican.org” have serious issues with this blogging upstart? Had he been immediately “repentant” and silenced, there would have been no denomination bearing his name.