Archive for June 2012

President Harrison issues statement in response to Supreme Court ruling on health-care law

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday, June 28, that largely let stand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, LCMS President Harrison issued the following statement: A Statement in Response to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform Law

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President Harrison issues open letter on religious freedom

In response to the incursion of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) into the realm of religious freedom with its controversial contraceptive mandate issued earlier this year, we are compelled to offer “Free Exercise of Religion: Putting Beliefs into Practice,” an open letter to our members and, indeed, all Americans.

Twenty-four leaders of religious organizations across the country have joined with us in signing the letter. Together, these signatories represent more than 10 million American men, women and children. They represent religious organizations that stand with us in opposition to the contraceptive mandate on the grounds that it is an infringement of our God-given right to act according to the tenets of our faith.

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Rev. Jon D. Vieker
Senior Assistant to the President