Skip to comments.Some Lutherans Back Catholic Position on Contraceptive Mandate
Posted on 07/10/2012 7:51:20 PM PDT by marshmallow
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod joins Roman Catholic officials in opposing proposed federal guidelines that would force many religious organizations to pay for contraceptives through health insurance, the synods president said Monday.
The church shouldnt be forced to act against its Christian conscience, the Rev. Matthew Harrison told The State Journal Register during a visit to the convention of the synods Central Illinois District at the Crowne Plaza Springfield.
Harrison, 50, said the 2.3-million-member synod doesnt oppose contraception overall, but it does oppose the emergency-contraception products known as Plan B and Ella because of the possibility that they can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a womans uterus.
The St. Louis-based synod, which includes more than a dozen churches in the Springfield area, considers that result to be equivalent to an abortion, he said.
The synod doesnt want the federal government, as part of proposed guidelines to carry out the Affordable Care Act, telling the synod that it must cover those contraceptives and others, Harrison said.
Emergency contraception is a concentrated dose of the same drugs in regular birth-control pills and can be effective in preventing pregnancy up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. EC mainly works by delaying the release of an unfertilized egg into a womans fallopian tubes.
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Lutherans = Catholics lite.
Sometimes, the more conservative alternative.
Do you mean that as a compliment or as a criticism ?
Interesting that when LCMS Lutherans do something right, the press calls them “some Lutherans” whereas when the ELCA “Lutherans” do something wrong, they’re referred to by the press as just “Lutherans”.
The Catholic Church doctrine is the word of God. There will be no homosexual “marriage”. There will be no ordination of women, there will be no murdering the unborn. The Catholic Church can not change the word of God. The 40,000 some ecclesial communities, of which Lutherans and Episocals belong, make up their own doctrine. Taking a vote of members the majority of the time. If you want the truth, and fullness of the Christian faith, you’ll become a Catholic. There is no other way. All other Chrisitan faiths know this, and that is why the try everything in their power to destroy the Catholic Church. But it has withstood the attacks of heretics for over 2,000 years and will continue to do so.
Bingo. I had exactly the same thought when I saw this headline.
I’m LCMC—I know that feeling.
“Hier stehen wir, wir kann nicht anders!” ;-)
People can fail, but God will not allow his Church to fail. It has remained the shining light for humanity for the last 2,000 years.