religious freedom

KFUO program addresses religious freedom in the military

KFUO moderator Kip Allen interviews Roger Drinnon (pictured) on the topic May 17 on Worldwide KFUO radio.

Synod, other advocates speak for religious liberty in secularized military

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid allegedly was punished because of his religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality.

KFUO program to examine religious-liberty case of Barronelle Stutzman

A lawyer from Alliance Defending Freedom is the guest on Worldwide KFUO’s “Free to be Faithful” program on March 15.

Judge Neely will remain on bench despite censure

The Wyoming Supreme Court rules to admonish Judge Ruth Neely for alleged ethics violations, but finds that she did not break any law in expressing her beliefs.

LCMS President Harrison comments after ruling in Judge Neely case

Wyoming Supreme Court censures local judge for her faith-based marriage view but allows her to remain municipal court judge.

LCMS awaits response from DoD in request to protect troops’ religious freedom

It remains unclear if Department of Defense (DoD) officials will respond to the Synod’s Sept. 8 request to ensure protections for chaplains, service members and others, following the DoD’s recently mandated LGBT policies.

KFUO program to discuss Lutherans and upcoming election

Worldwide KFUO’s “Free to be Faithful” October 19 program examines Lutheran responsibilities in the presidential election.

Synod joins amicus brief for florist sued twice over marriage view

The amicus brief supports Richland, Wash., floral designer Barronelle Stutzman, who faces two lawsuits for refusing to use her artistic abilities for a same-sex wedding ceremony.

KFUO program to discuss challenges of education

The program hosted by Kip Allen is set for airing and online streaming Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time.

Protecting troops’ religious freedom: LCMS calls for clear DoD guidance

The Synod sends a formal request to the Secretary of Defense to ensure specific protections for chaplains, service members and other defense personnel, as Christian service members face increasing pressures in today’s military.

Anderson on religious liberty, traditional marriage

Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Dr. Ryan Anderson speaks to LCMS convention delegates about the Supreme Court’s 2015 redefinition of marriage and its implications for Americans and the church.

New legal guide helps ministries prepare for lawsuits

The Synod and Alliance Defending Freedom collaborate on a manual, “Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits).”

Protecting Your Ministry: Synod provides legal guide amid increased intrusions

The LCMS has partnered with Alliance Defending for a downloadable manual, Protecting Your Ministry, to help congregations and schools prepare for lawsuits and other legal intrusions.