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.
The Rev. John E. Hill was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Wyoming District at the district’s 19th convention, held May 3-5.
Those chosen as “Free to be Faithful young adult ambassadors” will be asked to attend a Sept. 8-10 conference in Washington, D.C.
Thus, God’s left-hand kingdom—whether in ancient Greece and Rome, in Great Britain before our Revolutionary War, where our country traces its legal heritage and in this nation until very recently—has agreed with God’s right-hand kingdom concerning the conjugal view of marriage. It is this harmony between the left-hand kingdom’s view of marriage and the right-hand kingdom’s view that is hanging in the balance in the cases now pending before the Supreme Court.
“The people in the best position to … [speak about marriage] are in the church,” Sherif Girgis, co-author of “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense,” explains in a Sept. 11 webinar.
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.