On Dec. 13, President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law.
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‘A march behind the cross’: Lutherans advocate, teach, care for life
In addition to advocating for life and teaching all generations about the sanctity of human life, the LCMS remains dedicated to supporting families in need after the birth of a child.
‘This is the moment’: Chicago marchers pray for change
On Jan. 8, LCMS marchers joined over a thousand others to march for life in Illinois.
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.
Freedom to be faithful prevails at Supreme Court
The Supreme Court’s NIFLA decision undergirds free speech protections for pregnancy counselors and others.
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Christian cake shop owner
In a decision announced Monday, June 4, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner/artist Jack Phillips. In 2012, Phillips, a Christian, declined to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, stating that to do so would violate his religious convictions.
Synod joins court brief to protect pregnancy centers from mandated abortion advertising
The Synod is among 22 states, 144 members of Congress and numerous other organizations filing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could block California’s mandate for abortion advertisements in pro-life pregnancy centers.
Supreme Court hears case of Colorado baker under fire for marriage view
Upon hearing oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Dec. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court now must decide, in effect, whether Christians have the same liberty as others to live consistently according to their religious beliefs.
KFUO Audio: Religious freedom cases in the Supreme Court
October’s Free to be Faithful® program on KFUO.org discusses important pending U.S. Supreme Court cases that have significant ramifications for religious freedom in America.
Synod joins amicus brief for Colorado baker under fire for marriage view
The brief’s basis is that the government cannot force Americans to use their abilities and vocations to perform services that violate their faith and conscience.
Judge Neely asks U.S. Supreme Court to reverse Wyoming court censure
Judge Ruth Neely, a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pinedale, Wyo., has been under fire since 2014 for expressing her faith-based beliefs on marriage.