“Free to be Faithful Newsletter” highlights important and relevant details on religious liberty issues that impact the rights of Christians to live faithfully.
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.
The Supreme Court’s NIFLA decision undergirds free speech protections for pregnancy counselors and others.
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 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.”
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.
The Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, reflects on the significance of the annual March for Life.
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.
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.