religious freedom

Brian Brown calls on youth to be ‘heroes’

In a March 13 “Free to Be Faithful” webinar, the president of the National Organization for Marriage emphasizes the importance of defending marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

LCMS signs HHS-related amicus brief

The brief relates to upcoming Supreme Court cases — involving Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties — that resulted from the Affordable Care Act and its Health and Human Services’ mandate.

‘There is no defeat in Christ,’ ADF counsel reminds LCMS

Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, talks with LCMS members in a Jan. 23 webinar on the challenges to Americans’ religious freedoms.

Boy Scouts of America: What the Policy Change Means

A statement by the Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director, Office of National Mission On Thursday, May 23, 2013, a vote changed history. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted yesterday to end its 103-year ban on allowing gay Scouts in…

LCMS, Kazakhstan officials discuss religious freedom

Hoping to learn more about interfaith partnerships and religious freedom in the United States, four Christian and Muslim visitors from Kazakhstan meet with LCMS officials March 8 in St. Louis.

LCMS Illinois district presidents sign letter supporting traditional definition of marriage, religious freedom

ST. LOUIS—January 4, 2013—In advance of an anticipated vote in the Illinois Senate on a same-sex “marriage” law, the three Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Illinois district presidents joined Roman Catholic, Muslim and Mormon church leaders in signing an open letter to Illinois lawmakers in support of the traditional definition of marriage and religious freedom.