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‘Religious Freedom Day’ resources available

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  1. Avatar Carl Vehse says:

    The “Christ and Caesar: Being a Christian Citizen Infographic” states that the Church doesn’t do this: “Tell members how to vote”

    However Synod officials telling Lutherans to tell their elected officials how to vote appears permissible. The January 20, 2014, Reporter article, “May, Harrison call for support of Indiana marriage bill” states:

    “CMS Indiana District President Rev. Daniel P. May and LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison are working together to strengthen — and safeguard — traditional marriage in Indiana.

    “Both Synod leaders have signed a letter that asks Lutherans in Indiana to encourage their state legislators to vote in favor of House Joint Resolution 6, or HJR6, which would amend the state constitution to prohibit future legislatures from passing laws that would allow same-sex couples to marry or that would provide legal protections for such marriages.”

  2. Avatar Robert Bjornstad says:

    Thomas Jefferson defends the rights of each and every citizen to hold to a faith of their choosing; and asks for the respect of all citizens for each others’ religious beliefs. The present administration of the LC-MS encourages it members to advocate for what they see as “Religious Freedom”, but focus only on what they choose to believe and practice. The respect and defense of all citizens’ religious freedom is lost in zeal for their own.
    We must defend the freedom of those who follow a different perspective and / or faith. President Harrison has lost sight of this basic element of religious freedom; and you can see this by the resources provided to celebrate Religious Freedom Day.

  3. Avatar Bernie Schaeffer says:

    “You can’t pick and choose which types of freedom you want to defend. You must defend all of it or be against all of it.”
    ― Scott Howard Phillips

  4. Freedom of religion is not the same as promoting lifestyles that are against God’s laws for sex.

  5. Avatar Bernie Schaeffer says:

    Good point Darlene. Meanwhile, Jesus himself was pretty much silent on matters pertaining to sexual behavior. What do you suppose that means?

    1. Avatar Ben Perkins says:

      Bernie, your assertion is false. Jesus validates the Commandments, admonishes the adulteress to ‘sin no more’, testifies that the forgiven sins of the prostitute are many, validates the Genesis given parameters for marriage, and of course sends Paul, the missionary/author who is anything but silent on sexual matters. I encourage you to read the Bible and search out these matters carefully. Be well.

  6. Avatar Stephen Nordhus says:

    I have recently become aware that some secular college campuses have had discrimination aimed at Christians.

    Now I read in this website that the “Free to be Faithful” education and awareness campaign was launched in 2012 in an effort to protect freedom of religion as well as assist Christians in responding articulately and faithfully to increasing intrusions by the government in the realm of the church.”

    What are these increasing intrusions?

    Thanks in advance.