William Ayers Denied Access to Canada But Concordia Profs Allowed to Support Him, by Pastor Rossow

It was reported today that William Ayers was denied access to Canada Sunday night due to his criminal record and yet Dr. Johnson has allowed several of his professors to keep their names on a petition which supports Ayers personally and supports his anti-authoritarian education philosophy.

We reported this story last fall and were in contact with President Johnson of Concordia River Forest. He simply said that it was not a problem and would not ask his professors to remove their names from the petition. Even the liberal nation of Canada can see the problems with Ayers’ resume. Why can’t the president of one of our Concordia’s see the problem?

This story is not over. We are still in the process of following up on it and are holding President Johnson and his ecclesiastical supervisor, LCMS President Kieschnick accountable for embarrassing our supposedly conservative synod with this silliness.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


William Ayers Denied Access to Canada But Concordia Profs Allowed to Support Him, by Pastor Rossow — 5 Comments

  1. Maybe not refer to my homeland as “liberal Canada?” Please. I mean, you use my entire nation as a derrogative. “Even liberal Canada…” Implying, these people are so off there rocker that they are Canadian, and this Prez is EVEM WORSE, if it be possible! Just sayin, lots of Confessional Lutherans up here too.

  2. Quinn,

    I apologize for this charicature.

    By calling Canada “liberal” I do not intend to include all of you. I guess what I am referring to is the fact that Canada in genernal has been way ahead of the US on the whole tolerance thing. Also, Canada has a track record of allowing US war-deserters into their country.

    Glad to hear that conservativism is alive and well in Canada.

    BTW – I just did the circle tour of Lake Superior last August and was struck by the beauty of southern Ontario.

    Pastor Rossow

  3. The Conservative Party of Canada is in power as of now. That is why he was probably denied entry.

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