“Religious Liberty: Free to be Faithful”
The LCMS launched an education and awareness campaign called "Religious Liberty: Free to Be Faithful" in September 2012 in response to increasing intrusions by government into the realm of the church. The campaign's main goal is to inspire LCMS rostered members and laity to take informed action to protect the freedom of religion.
Letter to LCMS Members - Download
The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, explains the reasons for the church's education and awareness campaign called "Religious Liberty: Free to Be Faithful" and encourages LCMS church leaders and members to use the many resources available to educate themselves about the importance of religious freedom and taking informed action at the polls. "This is a vital moment for us," Harrison says in the video. "We're not telling you how to vote. We are telling you, however, that Christians need to be informed about the religious freedom challenges that are upon us. It's not going to get easier into the future no matter who is elected."
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