Ex-pastor’s sex charges stir online controversy for Missouri Synod

April 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm in Grand Forks Herald

A spirited and scathing discussion is taking place on a Missouri Synod Internet website, signaling a seismic upheaval in how the conservative Lutheran church will go forward after a convicted child sex offender and former minister was arrested recently in a case with alarming similarities. Recrimination, blame, finger-pointing and prayers are pouring forth in the wake of the former Rev. Darwin Schauer’s arrest last month on 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a teen. Continue Reading