By now you have received the June issue of "Forward". I it there is an article titled "Ghost Writers in the Sky" by Koepchen (page 2). On page 4 there is an article by Loose, "An Historic Review of the Making of Synodical Resolutionts".
Just observe the following:
1. Loose states: "Evidently there are some in the Missouri Synod who believe that all synodical resolutions of a doctrinal nature are binding on all members of the Synod. President Barry and others have repeatedly tried to justify their position by asserting that at their ordination LCMS pastors agreed to abide by the Synod's resolutions. Futher, they maintain that if a member of Synod believes a synodically adopted doctrinal statement to be in error, one must, nevertheless support and abide by the statement until the synod is convinced it is in error."
2. Koepchen states: "A large numer of writings have flowed from the Synod president's office. FORWARD! has expresed concern that some of the material appears not to have gone through doctrinal review: these writings often reflect views which differ from stated synodical positions and reports by the CTCR. FORWARD! believes that some of the "What About"....series are simplistic. For example, the one on homosexuality does not reflect the differences between orientation (propensity) and practice (actions) addressed in Convention resolutions and CTCR documents since 1973.
Just observe that Koepchen damns Dr. Barry for not repeating exactly what is in a Synodical resolution and a CTCR report but Loose damns Barry for upholding resolutions. He is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
Can you figure this out, "damned" if I can but I am just observing.
Rev. Arthur M. Casci