A motion was made and seconded, To Request the Restoration of "Issues, Etc." on KFUO AM.
Whereas, The radio program "Issues, Etc." on KFUO AM has been a blessing to many residents of the Central Illinois District LC-MS and other listeners within in the range of KFUO and of the other stations which carry this program in syndication, and on the worldwide web, keeping us abreast of current issues at the intersection of theology and American society, and helping us to respond to these issues in a truly biblical, evangelical, and Lutheran way; and
Whereas, Issues, Etc. has been an uncommonly excellent vehicle for broadcasting some of the best teaching that our LC-MS has to offer to the world, because it has regularly scheduled professors from both seminaries and many of our universities, plus noted experts from the International Center as well as LC-MS parishes and other agencies; and
Whereas, KFUO recently cancelled Issues, Etc., pulled it from the KFUO web site, and dismissed its on-air host, Rev. Todd Wilken, and program director Jeff Schwarz, for undocumented reasons; therefore be it
Resolved, That the Board of Directors of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, requests that the LC-MS Board for Communications Services and radio station KFUO AM reinstate Issues, Etc. immediately, so that this programing can continue to respond publicly with biblical and evangelical answers to the ever-changing issues which arise in 21st century society; and be it finally
Resolved, That the Board of Directors of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, requests that the LC-MS Board for Communications Services and radio station KFUO AM reinstate the recently dismissed staff, so that they may continue their exemplary work in our behalf on this program. Motion carried.
Signed: Rev. Theodore C. Gall, Central Illinois District Secretary