The 114th United States Congress, which convened Jan. 6, includes two newly elected Missouri Synod Lutherans, bringing to seven the total number of LCMS Lutherans serving in Congress. All are Republicans.
Joining the U.S. Senate is Cory Gardner, R-Colo., a former House member, and joining the U.S. House of Representatives is Glenn Grothman, R-Wis. Both were elected in November.
They join the following lawmakers, who also are members of LCMS congregations: Dr. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) and John Shimkus (R-Ill.)
Sen. Cory Gardner, 40, was elected as a member of the U.S. Senate after serving two terms in the House. He is a former member of the Colorado House of Representatives. He majored in political science at Colorado State University and received a law degree from the University of Colorado. His family has owned a farm implement dealership for nearly a century.
Gardner and his wife, Jaime, are members of St. John Lutheran Church in Yuma, Colo. They have three children.
Before being elected to the House, Glenn Grothman, 59, served three terms in the Wisconsin Senate and was a representative to the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 2003. An attorney, Grothman graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Grothman is a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in West Bend, Wis.
Posted Feb. 4, 2015
Is newly elected Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska an LCMS Lutheran? Is he a member of an LCMS church or does he attend one?
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I believe these gentlemen would find this book quite beneficial in their vocation, in fact, I would consider it to be the Modern-Day Textbook On American Liberty, and beneficial to all Americans seeking a clear conservative argument on Issues ranging from Abortion to Foreign Aid to States Rights, and Beyond:
According to this website (http://www.churchhistory.org/blogs/blog/an-asch-member-heads-to-washington-ben-sasse-and-the-christian-right/), Sasse was Baptized at a Missouri Synod Lutheran church (LCMS) in Plainview, Nebraska, Sasse attended an LCMS elementary school in Fremont, Nebraska before moving on to Fremont High School and then to Harvard.
It’s a shame some of these men aren’t Democrats, thereby having more of a balanced opinion.
As Martin Luther would say in the catechism, “What does this mean?”
How is this relevant to citizens in a pluralistic, CIVIL government; not a theocracy? I ask this as an LCMS Lutheran.