February 5, 2013
A Tale of Three Lutheran Churches at the March
Robert Benne, Institute on Religion and Democracy
My wife and I marched—or perhaps more accurately, shuffled—in the March for Life in Washington on January 25. I would normally avoid such a march with its massive crowds and congested transportation, but I was invited to be a speaker at the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Life Ministries Conference that followed the march on January 26. Since we were in Washington and I was speaking on a topic directly relevant to it, why not participate in the march?
We were exhilarated by the experience of joining roughly 500,000 people in a rally on the Mall and a march to the Supreme Court that promoted pro-life legislative initiatives. The rally included speeches by politicians and pro-life...