u.s. supreme court

KFUO Radio: The Supreme Court hearing and religious liberty

Tim Goeglein, vice president of External Relations for Focus on the Family, and KFUO host Kip Allen talk about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process during a Free to be Faithful® program.

KFUO Radio: Army chaplain disciplined for following church’s marriage beliefs

During a Free to be Faithful® program, Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, and KFUO Radio host Kip Allen discuss the possible disciplinary action against Army Chaplain Scott Squires for following his church’s beliefs about marriage.

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.

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.

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.

KFUO Audio: Religious freedom cases in the Supreme Court

October’s Free to be Faithful® program on KFUO.org discusses important pending U.S. Supreme Court cases that have significant ramifications for religious freedom in America.

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.

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.

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.

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.