On June 1, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), joined a diverse group of U.S. religious and legal leaders in writing to the U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, about the need to preserve two federal regulations, 34 C.F.R. §§ 75.500(d) and 76.500(d), that impact religious freedom at public universities.
The signers of the letter asked Cardona to preserve two regulations, 34 C.F.R. §§ 75.500(d) and 76.500(d), that provide protections for faith-based student organizations and their contributions to religious diversity on public college campuses.
I am very thankful to God that the LCMS President has a clear and appropriate understanding of what Paul was saying in Romans 13. I fear all too often the church has used this chapter of Scripture as an excuse to do nothing. Paul says we need to respect and submit to God ordained government for the good governance of society. Sadly history is repleat with examples of what happens when governance defies Godly design and the church ignores it. Thanks Be to God Harrison understands the difference and is willing and blessed to lead the LCMS forward to speak out in love!