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A statement from President Harrison on the death of Justice Scalia

We have received the news of the death of Justice Scalia with deep shock. On the moral issues, on which The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has taken a public stand (life, marriage and religious freedom), we and all creedal and biblically oriented Christians had no more stalwart friend on the Supreme Court than Justice Scalia.

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Boy Scouts of America Update

MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.

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Official Joint Statement: Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri Synod Lutherans stand against sale of baby parts

The LCMS and the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis released a joint statement Oct. 6 denouncing Planned Parenthood’s purported harvesting of organs from aborted babies for medical research.

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Synod officials say recent videos ‘lay evil bare’

The infanticide that is occurring at Planned Parenthood must end. It is not simply time to defund that organization; it is time to end abortion in the United States altogether.

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Harrison on Planned Parenthood controversy: ‘God is not silent’

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, responds to the Planned Parenthood controversy: “God is not silent. He has a word for us, too. He comforts us in the knowledge that the devil’s attempts are desperate and futile, for Jesus came to save people, regardless of their size.”

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LCMS Statement on Boy Scouts of America Policy Change

LCMS issues statement on Boy Scouts of America policy change to allow openly homosexual adults to serve as scoutmasters or leaders in any capacity.

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