Reinke lost his pulpit and was drummed out of the conservative Missouri Synod of the Lutheran denomination.
A similar struggle is under way in the Lutheran, Presbyterian and Methodist denominations.
He explained to the defendant that he attended Episcopal and Lutheran services.
1521, from name of German religious reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546); used by Catholics 16c. in reference to all Protestants, regardless of sect. Related: Lutheranism.