I was sent this the other day. I knew about Ratzmann but not about Roeder. Was he ever part of the COG?
Before Armstrong's death, the church was noted for its humanized Jesus and emphasis on the Apocalypse.
After Armstrong's death, the church* is noted for:
- church shooter/mass murderer, Terry Ratzmann
- church shooter/abortion doctor killer, Scott Roeder
- double murderer, Charles Harris, a black man who killed his white girlfriend and her friend over marital segregation
- disappearance of Nicole Morin; her father, Art Morin, once said the church did it.
The church had 100,000 people at it's height.
Reformed Lutheran, a church of 5 million that has the vesica pisces instead of Luther's rose, had serial killer, Dennis Rader, as church president. Their vesica pisces is dominated by a cross.
Most people who are attracted to churches like WCG like me would never think of going to a Reformed Lutheran church.
So I don't think it's a religious issue. I bet there isn't even one Rader or Ratzmann in the whole Lutheran Missouri Synod and they have about 5 million too.