order to defend himself from the LCMS Corporation based on charges filed
against him by Dr. Waldo Werning, Pastor Jack Cascione has contracted with
and retained the services of Attorney Thomas E. Majerowicz, an expert in
labor law, (of Puzzuoli, Hribar, Iafrate, Majerowicz, Garber, Jansen &
Kohler, at 16931 Nineteen Mile Road, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038, Phone
(586)-263-1600, Fax: (586) 263-1430).
began filing charges in June 2001 against Cascione for breaking the Eighth
Commandment because Cascione published that the following statements about
God in Werning’s book, “Health and Healing for the LCMS” are false
doctrine and lies about God:
God in a three-fold manner"
manners of being (God above us, God among us, God in us)”
levels of reality [in God] (nature, history, existence)”
ways in which God reveals Himself”
forms of address [from God] ('You shall!,' 'You may!,' 'You can!')”
of the three ways in which God has revealed Himself”
According to the
Athanasian Creed, if anyone actually believed the above statements given to
every delegate at the 2001 LCMS Convention, they would be eternally damned.
Werning’s statements divide God into three parts, destroy the
Doctrine of the Trinity, and reject the Synod’s confession of the true
God. There can’t be three
separate external actions in God. Pieper
maintains in Vol. I of “Christian Dogmatics,” “since all three Persons possess the
same divine essence, attributes, and works, therefore one and the same
divine worship is due each Person.” (Pages
387, 392, 399, 410, 411, 415, 420, 421, 422, 423)
By proclaiming his objections to false doctrine in the
Missouri Synod, a pastor can be charged with breaking the Eighth Commandment
in the LCMS Dispute Resolution Process.
Telling the truth about God in the Missouri Synod is now grounds to
charge an LCMS Pastor with being a liar.
The Synod is relying on “leadership” instead of Christian
repeated requests to the Synodical attorney from Majerowicz, the Synodical
Attorney has yet to provide a final statement of charges to Cascione.
seeks additional information from interested parties in the development of
this case. Thus far, Attorney
Majerowicz has outlined the following issues in this case with his client
Pastor Cascione, as follows:
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Corporation has falsely claimed to administer
in behalf of Pastor Cascione a fair and impartial grievance process based on
the rules of evidence in order to arrive at a just and equitable resolution
of the charges filed by Dr. Werning against Pastor Cascione.
The Synod is in breach of contract for not providing Pastor Cascione a
written, concise statement containing factual assertions of contended or
conflicted issues in the dispute as required by Bylaw 8.03.
At the first Reconciliation meeting in February 2004, Werning stated there
were more than 460 charges against Cascione.
From February until the end of June 2004, Werning increased the
number of charges to 930.
The Synodical attorney has not supplied a
written concise statement containing 930 factual assertions.
violation of its stated purpose of promoting religion, LCMS Inc. has
nullified its immunity to litigation under the separation of Church and
State with the following statement signed by Synodical Reconciler Dr.
Jeannie Rakow: “The participants were informed that the reconciler
was not a theological scholar and therefore was not equipped to provide an
opinion on or interpretation of Lutheran doctrine.
It was also stated, by the reconciler, that the reconciliation
meeting was not a forum for resolution of the synodical doctrinal issues.”
LCMS Vice President Wallace Schulz met before a Dispute Resolution Panel to
resolve the charges against Dr. David Benke for praying in a service with
heathen clergy, Schulz was falsely led to believe that the process was
dealing with Synodical doctrine. The
Dispute Resolution Panel deals with bylaws and not synodical doctrine.]
Officers of LCMS Inc. commit fraud in the Dispute Resolution Process and
seek to willfully harm, injure, and defame Pastor Cascione with the intent
to remove his means of support.
The increasing number of charges accepted by LCMS Inc. from Dr. Werning
during the Dispute Resolution Process is designed to prevent Pastor Cascione
from providing any reasonable defense.
The Synodical President published that Pastor Cascione was accused of
breaking the Eighth Commandment before the first Reconciliation meeting in
violation of the Synodical Corporation’s bylaw.
In behalf of the LCMS Corporation, South Wisconsin District President Ron
Meyer is guilty of liable for publishing that Pastor Cascione is guilty of
breaking the Eighth Commandment before he had any communication with Pastor
The Synodical President signed a statement of accusation against Cascione to
the LCMS Praesidium but stated that the charges would come from Dr. Werning.
The Synodical President assigned Werning the right to act as the
accuser and also as an executive of the LCMS Corporation’s Dispute
Resolution Process in Werning against Cascione.
The Synodical President showed prejudice against Cascione by agreeing that
Werning file charges against Cascione, regardless of the Synod’s official
public doctrine rejecting Werning’s teaching of the Trinity.
The Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Panel requested that Pastor Cascione
explain in writing why Dr. Werning is filing charges against him, thus
asking the defendant to assist LCMS Inc. in his own prosecution.
The Panel Chairman, a member of the LCMS, is guilty of conflict of interest.
He has refused to state which members of the panel are members of
“Jesus First,” a non-profit political corporation registered in the
Cascione has published his objection to Werning’s false doctrine of the
Trinity, in Werning’s book “Health and Healing for the LCMS.”
“Jesus First” has publicly endorsed Werning’s book and the reelection
of the Synodical President.
Members of the “Jesus First” corporation are using the LCMS Dispute
Resolution Process to harm, harass, defame, and injure its political
opponent, Pastor Cascione.
Werning against Cascione, The LCMS Corporation demonstrates its abandonment
of reason, logic, and desire to seek truth.
It is difficult to comprehend the LCMS Corporation’s gross
incompetence, negligence, and caviler regard for justice in its
administration of “Werning against Cascione.”
One would hardly expect such a degeneration of ethics and values from
a nationwide church body with a reputation for teaching the truth about the
the United States Constitution, a church body is free to abandon the rules
of evidence and unbiased due process and assume the practice of cult
activity while claiming to resolve its disputes equitably.
By the standard of American justice, the LCMS Corporation’s
administration of its Dispute Resolution Process is a judicial farce.