Social Issues

Religious Liberty: Free to be Faithful

A religious liberty education and awareness campaign from the LCMS

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.


LCMS names Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty leader

Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz

“The Lutheran Hour” Speaker Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz officially accepts the call to be the first executive director of the Synod's new Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

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Protecting Your Ministry

Protecting your ministry

Resource provided to hedge against religious liberty intrusions

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Alliance Defending Freedom have collaborated on a manual, Protecting Your Ministry, to help congregations, schools and ministries protect against and prepare for religious liberty intrusions.

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KFUO Radio Interview

Worldwide continues to host key attorneys and other subject matter experts involved in major issues affecting religious liberty as part of Synod’s Free to be Faithful initiative. Join KFUO radio host Kip Allen to learn more about what’s at stake on at 2:30 p.m. Central time on the third Wednesday of each month.

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Recent News

Free to be Faithful – LCMS News & Information
KFUO Audio: Christian cake artist’s expression of faith under examination
Listen to Worldwide KFUO’s December’s Free to be Faithful® program as moderator Kip Allen and guest Tim Goeglein, vice president of external relations for Focus on the Family, discussed the implications of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, developments concerning transgenders in the military and other religious freedom lawsuits.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:03:49 AM

KFUO Audio: U.S. Air Force colonel suspended for marriage beliefs
Free to be Faithful® program on discusses the case of U.S. Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon, who was suspended from command in May 2017 after he refused to sign a certificate of appreciation and publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:41:32 PM


  • Resources for Congregations
  • We are Free to be Faithful - A color & black and white bulletin insert for congregations Download PDF








  • U.S. Supreme Court & Amicus Briefs Information



  • Life & Marriage Resources
    • Life Resources
      Being pro-life isn’t just about the important work of standing against abortion. It’s about valuing life from conception to natural death, and we have resources to help in your catechesis and advocacy on the life issues we face in our culture today.
    • Marriage Resources
      These resources offer a Biblical understanding of God’s gift of marriage between a man and woman. Learn about the value and joy of marriage, why it is special, and how Christ serves others through it. Resources include talking points on the sanctity of marriage.



Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

The mission of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty 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.

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