Christians are called to many different vocations besides the vocation of disciple and believer. We are also called to be spouses, parents, employers, employees and neighbors. One of our important vocations is that of citizen. On this page we will provide information that will help you carry out the vocation of citizen. We encourage all our members to be informed about our world, nation and state; to pray for leaders and citizens; and, as much as possible, to influence the world, nation and state toward that which is good and just that we might...
"...lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:2-4).
HR 6157 has passed the House of Representatives by a wide margin. This Bill is an appropriations bill which is labeled as an extension of funding for Defense Department measures, but like so many other bills it has dozens of other measures within. Included is upwards of $500 million in funds for Planned Parenthood. If you are led to do so, you may contact the White House and urge President Trump to veto this or any Bill which contains taxpayer funding for abortion providers.
The LCMS Files an Amicus Brief for New California Law
In response to a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to provide information and contacts to abortion providers, the Synod has filed an amicus brief in a law suit that will be going before the US Supreme Court. "No one should be forced to provide free advertising for the abortion industry -- least of all pro-life pregnancy centers," said Michael Farris, the President and General Counsel of the Alliance Defending Freedom, who is representing the pregnancy centers in the case.
This is yet another case the Synod has participated in during recent years. Although this law suit does not feature an LCMS entity, it is a matter which will affect pregnancy centers supported by Lutherans all over the US.
Contact Information for
Our Political Leaders
Governor Bruce Rauner
Illinois State Senator Bill Haine (District 56) www.senatorhaine Ph. 217-782-5247 Fax 217-782-8287
Illinois Representative Dan Beiser (District 111)www.representativebeiser.com Ph. 217-782-5996 Fax 217-558-0493
Illinois Representative Katie Stuart (District 112) No website yet. Ph. 217-782-5951
US Congressional Representative Rodney Davis (District 12) www.rodneydavis.house.gov Ph. 202-225-2371 Fax 202225-0791
US Congressional Representative Mike Bost (District 12) www.bost.house.gov
Ph. 202-225-5661 Fax 202-225-0285
US Congressional Representative John Shimkus (District 15) www.shimkus.house.gov Ph. 202-225-5271 Fax 202-225-5880
US Senator Richard Durbin www.durbin.senate.gov Ph. 202-224-2152 Fax 202-228-0400
US Senator Tammy Duckworth www.duckworth.senate.gov Ph. 202-224-2854 Fax 202-228-0618