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Jack Phillips, a Christian cake artist being sued for declining to design a custom wedding cake for a same-sex wedding, decorates one of his “masterpieces.” In September, the LCMS joined an amicus brief in support of Phillips. The case is set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 5.

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.

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Judge Neely asks U.S. Supreme Court to reverse Wyoming court censure

Judge Ruth Neely, a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pinedale, Wyo., has been under fire since 2014 for expressing her faith-based beliefs on marriage.

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With the U.S. Supreme Court delivering its Trinity Lutheran Church ruling in favor of the church on June 26, 2017, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will be looking at the specifics of the decision and its implications for religious liberty. (Wikipedia/Matt H. Wade)

Supreme Court delivers landmark ruling in favor of LCMS church preschool

With the U.S. Supreme Court delivering its Trinity Lutheran Church ruling in favor of the church, the Synod will be looking at the specifics of the decision and its implications for religious liberty.

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Commentary: U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on case involving LCMS congregation

James Gottry, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, writes that the U.S. Supreme Court might rule in favor of religious nonprofits on the basis of religious discrimination.

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