German Religious Leader Martin Luther Wrote an Anti-Semitic Book called "The Jews & Their Lies" after they Didn't Convert to Lutheranism as He Had Hoped jewishvirtuallibrary.org/…
Switzerland is mostly Lutheran because Lutheran priests allowed the population to eat sausages during fasting period en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aff…
Different religions number the Ten Commandments differently. "Thou shalt not kill" is #7 according to Lutherans, #6 to Jews, and #5 to Catholics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
Over one million Americans spoke Norwegian as their primary language from 1900 to World War I, and more than 3,000 Lutheran churches in the Upper Midwest used Norwegian as their sole language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
The unincorporated community of Cool California features establishments such as Cool General Store, Cool Bunz N Beanz and Cool Lutheran Mission Church en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coo…
Martin Luther, founder of Protestant Christianity, loved good beer - his wife, runaway nun Katharina von Bora, owned a brewery, his letters often discussed the quality of beer (hers and others'), and he often gave religious discourses at his dining table with tankard in hand npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned about a Lutheran theologian named Emmanuel Swedenborg, born in the 1700th century, who wrote volumes about visions he had. He claimed to have met spirits from other planets, and had discussions with them regarded their cultures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ema…
Estonia, which historically was a Lutheran Protestant nation, is today one of the "least religious" countries in the world. euobserver.com/social/275…
Today I learned of the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis, one of only two churches in the US that still holds religious services in the Norwegian language, and whose patron is the king of Norway, Harald V. kare11.com/article/news/l…
Today I learned about John Zapolya, Prince of Transylvania and the only Unitarian monarch in history, who in 1568 passed the Edict of Torda, one of the first decrees of religious tolerance in history, which allowed the coexistence of the Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Calvinist and Unitarian churches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
There is a group of Lutherans who "walk the simple way of St. Francis of Asisi." lutheranfranciscans.org
In 1565 Spanish troops sacked a French fort in modern day Jacksonville. The French were hung with the sign "Not as Frenchmen, but as Lutherans." Dominique de Gourgue led a revenge party on the Fort, killing the Spanish and hanging them with the sign, "Not as Spanish, but as murderers." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom…
The Easter Bunny originated among German Lutherans in 1682 and originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide. He then would proceed with bringing colored eggs for the children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is in communion with the Lutheran Churches because in 1534 Martin Luther met an Ethiopian cleric and found they shared a lot of the same beliefs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Jack Daniels ran away at the age of 6, and learned to make whisky from a Lutheran minister. jackdaniels.com/whiskey/m…
Instead of the traditional gifts of a watch and pair of long pants, rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun's mother gave him a telescope for his Lutheran confirmation, sparking his passion for astronomy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wer…
Denmark established a colony in Greenland in 1721 when a Lutheran missionary, who learned about the old Norse settlements with whom contact had been cut off for centuries, lobbied for an expedition to find them out of fear that they may still be Catholics unexposed to the Reformation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
The Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manheim, PA was granted land in 1772 by William Stiegel, who demanded rent of one red rose each year. To this day, the Church gathers on the second Sunday of every June to present a rose to a Stiegel descendant. zionmanheim.com/red-rose-…
In 1924 the KKK tried to move into South Bend before the Irish Catholic students of Notre Dame drove them out by throwing potatoes nd.edu/stories/a-clash-ov…
The childhood rhyme about flatulence "he who smelt it dealt it", recently popularized by South Park, is believed to actually be a modification of a quote from Martin Luther (founder of the Lutheran Church), who said "Whoever smells it first, out of him it crept." uncommon-travel-germany.c…
The KKK almost purchased Valparaiso University in Indiana in 1923, but were outbid by the Lutheran University Association by only $1,000. jstor.org/stable/27790947
Swedes are the least religious people in the world. Yet 70% belong to the Lutheran church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irr…
GΓ‘bor Sztehlo a Hungarian Lutheran pastor saved 2000 Jews from the Nazis during WWII. After war he also founded "Gaudiopolis", a self organized "Child State", where he took in children whose parents died or couldn't provide for them. pueblodedioslutheranchurc…
Ulrich Schnaft was a Waffen-SS soldier, Israeli artillery officer, Egyptian Spy, and Lutheran minister en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulr…
An 18th century wave of suicide-murders swept across Evangelical Lutheran countries. Suicidal individuals would kill an innocent child and hope to receive the death penalty, so both the murderer and victim would be guaranteed a place in Heaven. sciencenordic.com/danes-k…
Martin Luther (of Lutheran fame) wrote a book called "On the Jews and their Lies", which suggested sych measures as enslaving Jews andburning their schools and synagogues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_…
The man who made the largest single donation to any Lutheran college in the United States, was indicted for fraud 3 years after the building named for him was opened. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Chinese were allowed to attend white only schools in Jim Crow Mississippi and several were on the White Citizens Council that enforced racial segregation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def…
The BTK serial killer was caught after police typed "Lutheran Church Wichita Dennis" into a search engine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Advent calendars date back to Lutheran Germany at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when religious families began to physically count the days until Christmas by drawing lines in chalk on their doors, lighting a candle or hanging religious images on the walls on their homes historytoday.com/blog/new…
Martin Luther was not ever, nor did he ever want to be a Lutheran en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Martin Luther, the great German Reformation leader, in 1543, wrote a 65,000 word treatise called "On The Jews And Their Lies" in which he argued that jews should be shown no mercy or kindness, and that "these poisonous worms" should be expelled for all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_…
Martin Luther disagreed that clergy should be celibate, writing: β€œ... To say it crudely but honestly, if it doesn't go into a woman, it goes into your shirt." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
Despite George I of Great Britain being foreign born and his first language being German he became King of Great Britain in 1714β€”to the exclusion of some 57 persons with superior hereditary claims because of an act of settlement prohibiting Catholics from ruling. encyclopedia.com/people/h…
Years prior to his famed vision telling him to paint the Chi-Ro cross of Christ on his soldier's shields, Constantine the Great had also claimed to have had a vision of the pagan god Sol Invictus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Kids tell a joke instead of saying "trick or treat" in St. Louis npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/…
Mormons believe in an immigrant God from a different panet m.youtube.com/watch?v=LdC…
Women can actually become imams ( an Islamic religious leader). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
The governments of several European nations tax church members directly and distribute revenues to the churches en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
"Blossom" has a PhD in neuroscience mayimbialik.net/bio.php
As of 2007 there are only two Finland-born priests, and only one of them works in Finland. Finland also has the lowest proportion of Catholics in all of Europe, about 9,000 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
Serial killer BTK was arrested after he sent a letter to police, asking them if his writings, when put on a floppy disk could be traced or not asking them to be HONEST . Cops answered his question via a newspaper ad saying disk is untraceable. They trace it back to his church computer.

Forensic analysis quickly determined that the disk had been used by the Christ Lutheran Church in Wichita, as well as a reference to the name "Dennis." An internet search determined that "Dennis Rader" was the president of the church council. He was arrested on February 25. Oh and he was a cop at the moment.

Edit: #1 arrest date February 25 2005

Edit #2 He was an Animal Control officer (or something along those lines), but was not a police officer.

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