Three years ago yesterday the Alberta British Columbia District of Lutheran Church Canada it had a “sufficient cash flow shortage.” The ABC District was bankrupt. District officials said they “erred on the side of the gospel.” It’s a repugnant idea that sprang from the mouth of a District staffer in the early days of the crisis in 2015. I only heard it uttered once myself, but the stage was set: no one was to blame.
I don’t really need to say too much about this, other than it seems to be the season for church leaders to lawyer up. You really have to wonder if it’s something about the nature of institutional churches that leads to this kind of issue. sigh.
“ANO” is a member of LCC who runs the “Lutheran Watch” blog. It’s a good blog, and at the moment he has more time than I do to follow the goings-on of Lutheran Church Canada.
This is just a quick cross-post for a refresher piece. ANO talks about the Alberta and BC Securities’ Commissions ongoing investigations into what happened in ABC District Office that lead to the collapse of a $113-million fund.
Blog External Link: CEF/DIL and the AB/BC Securities Commissions