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Prayer Service for Life prepared for congregational use

The bulletin was prepared by LCMS Worship and LCMS Life Ministry in partnership with Concordia Publishing House.

CTCR report addresses marriage and the state

The report follows several requests, in recent years, for the CTCR to address the question of whether or to what extent LCMS clergy should continue to serve as agents of the state in officiating marriages and signing civil marriage licenses.

Faith in the public square: US Supreme Court decisions impact religious principles, freedom

The rulings concern issues of life, sexuality and education.

KFUO Radio: The Supreme Court hearing and religious liberty

Tim Goeglein, vice president of External Relations for Focus on the Family, and KFUO host Kip Allen talk about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process during a Free to be Faithful® program.

KFUO Radio: Army chaplain disciplined for following church’s marriage beliefs

During a Free to be Faithful® program, Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, and KFUO Radio host Kip Allen discuss the possible disciplinary action against Army Chaplain Scott Squires for following his church’s beliefs about marriage.

KFUO Audio: Supreme Court hears ‘playground case’ of Trinity Lutheran of Columbia v. Comer

The United States Supreme Court on April 19 heard oral arguments for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, a case involving an LCMS congregation. Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christiana Holcomb talks about the ‘playground case’ with KFUO Radio host Kip Allen during a “Free to be Faithful” program.

KFUO to host ADF attorney on church discrimination case

Attorney Erik Stanley will discuss a Missouri religious discrimination case on kfuo.org that involves an LCMS church.

Harrison: Is Scalia’s death ‘harbinger of worse things to come’?

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison issues a statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Supreme Court to hear ‘hostility’ case involving church playground

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys are preparing to defend the rights of an LCMS church — Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo.

Harrison releases letter on landmark Supreme Court ruling

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison responds to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 same-sex marriage ruling.

Harrison advises pastors on same-sex marriage decision

As the Supreme Court prepares its decision on the legality of same-sex marriage, the Synod’s president writes to pastors, sharing his thoughts about how that decision could affect them.

Harrison talks Hobby Lobby, health care in ‘op-ed’

Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison gives reasons why Americans need to discuss issues in the U.S. Supreme Court case against the Affordable Care Act.

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.

LCMS responds to Supreme Court ruling in marriage case

Responding to the June 26 decision striking down part of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the LCMS issues a statement saying “we are saddened for our nation, even as we call our fellow Christians to faithfulness and prayer.”