Just got this with a request for immediate posting. It is from Chris Rosebrough's Extreme Theology blog. Here's the link (Click here: Extreme Theology: Kieschnick Threatening Lawsuit Agaist Todd Wilken and Jeff Schwarz).
According to Chris:
"Last march the LCMS cancelled the Issues, Etc. radio program. It created a huge brouhaha and ultimately the Issues, Etc. radio program was resurrected and their audience is larger and stronger than ever.
Apparently, this isn't sitting well with LCMS President Gerry Kieschnick who is now threatening a lawsuit against Todd Wilken and Jeff Schwarz over the Issues, Etc. trademark (a trademark that the LCMS abandoned in 1999 and a trademark that the LCMS has no intention of ever utilizing again)
What is the real reason why Kieschnick wants to sue Todd and Jeff? He wants to silence them."
Don't you just love church bureaucrats? I wonder how Ablaze is working, and if its "growing" the church?