Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Religious Freedom in Our PC Culture’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz presents on “Religious Freedom in Our PC Culture.”

Faith in the public square: US Supreme Court decisions impact religious principles, freedom

The rulings concern issues of life, sexuality and education.

BOD adopts first-quarter budget for FY21

Due to near-term COVID-related challenges, the Board in April had endorsed a proposal from the Operations Team to prepare spending forecasts through the end of the current fiscal year and abbreviated budget proposals for just the first quarter of the next.  

Faith in the public square: LCMS youth starts pro-life group at her public high school

Anna Young, an LCMS pastor’s daughter, recently started a Students for Life of America group at her public high school in Nashville, Tenn. It is the first such group in the county.

LCMS convention commends and expands mercy work in the Synod

On July 23, Floor Committee 3 passed resolutions commending LCMS Disaster Response and the Synod’s life ministries and encouraging further training to care for those with mental illness.

LCMS convention condemns physician-assisted suicide, remembers the persecuted church

On July 25, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn physician-assisted suicide and to pray for persecuted Christians worldwide.

KFUO Radio: Two-kingdom perspective of the State of the Union address

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, discusses the 2019 State of the Union address from a two-kingdom perspective during a Free to be Faithful® program with KFUO host Kip Allen.

Freedom to be faithful prevails at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s NIFLA decision undergirds free speech protections for pregnancy counselors and others.

BOD adopts conservative budget for fiscal year 2019

Meeting in St. Louis May 18–19, the LCMS Board of Directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operations budget of $69.4 million, a figure nearly $8 million lower than that of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

LCMS joins others in affirming ‘God-given sexual identity’

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and the Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, are two of the signers of “Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders.”

‘Love Saves Lives’: Lutherans march for life in Chicago and D.C.

There are more marches planned for the coming weeks in other U.S. cities.

KFUO Audio: The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., and KFUO host Kip Allen discuss how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is fighting the trending attacks on religious liberty in our society and culture.

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.

Commentary: ‘Life and breath and everything’

The Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, reflects on the significance of the annual March for Life.

KFUO Audio: Christian cake artist’s expression of faith under examination

Listen to Worldwide KFUO’s December’s Free to be Faithful® program as moderator Kip Allen and guest Tim Goeglein, vice president of external relations for Focus on the Family, discussed the implications of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, developments concerning transgenders in the military and other religious freedom lawsuits.

KFUO Audio: U.S. Air Force colonel suspended for marriage beliefs

Free to be Faithful® program on KFUO.org discusses the case of U.S. Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon, who was suspended from command in May 2017 after he refused to sign a certificate of appreciation and publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate.