The Free to be Faithful® Newsletter features information on important court cases and religious liberty issues at the forefront this year that have significant implications for the rights of Christians to live faithfully.
- Read about the pending U.S. Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, as Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent cake artist Jack Phillips. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission punished Phillips, saying he had discriminated by declining to create a custom wedding cake in celebration of same-sex marriage, which conflicts with his Christian religious beliefs on the definition of marriage.
- Read the latest about Judge Ruth Neely, a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church — an LCMS congregation in Pinedale, Wyo. — whom state officials censured even though they chose not to remove her from her judiciary duties for her faith-based beliefs about marriage. Neely is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the state’s censure.
- Read the latest about religious liberty issues affecting Christian service members in our nation’s military and how LCMS military chaplains, the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces and some religious liberty advocates are making a difference.
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