In response to increasing intrusions by government in the realm of the church, the LCMS launched this “Free to be Faithful” campaign in September 2012 to educate and move people to take informed action to protect religious freedom and all the cultural issues that pertain to it: confessing the faith in the public square, marriage, defending the sanctity of human life, etc.
To be informed of the latest news and events as the LCMS continues to defend our First Amendment right of religious liberty, go to the Free to be Faithful homepage.
The mission of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL) is to ignite and fuel a uniquely Lutheran response to increasing intrusions, limitations and challenges by the government in the life of the Church, while educating, encouraging and equipping LCMS members and organizations to take informed action in support of marriage, life and religious freedom.
The goal of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty is to create a direct presence of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and like-minded Lutherans in Washington, D.C. The LCRL will offer input, information, education, advice, and resources in three areas of primary focus: marriage, life, and religious liberty. The LCRL will actively engage in discussions, establish partnerships, and work collaboratively, where appropriate, with individuals and groups in Washington, D.C.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up