religious freedom

LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd promoted to rear admiral in Washington, D.C.

After a rigorous review and selection process, LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd has been promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) and will now serve as deputy chief of Navy chaplains and chaplain of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Defense Secretary Mattis: DoD/DHS panel will review president’s transgender guidance

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis says he will delay implementing President Trump’s military transgender policy pending further review.

KFUO program addresses religious freedom in the military

KFUO moderator Kip Allen interviews Roger Drinnon (pictured) on the topic May 17 on Worldwide KFUO radio.