“Members of our church work, pay taxes, are charitable and responsible, take care of their children, participate in their communities and government, and serve in military. The state should be interested in religion for this purpose: We produce good citizens. So stop attacking us. We are in every way a blessing for this country. We feel attacked for our fundamental convictions as if we’re a detriment to our country. And that is a lie.”
— Rev. Matthew Harrison, President of the Luthern Church-Missouri Synod.
He testified in opposition to the HHS mandate on contraception.