A Statement of The American Lutheran Church, 1958
1958 Minutes, p. 215
It is the responsibility of the pastor to assess political and social trends in the light of the Word of God and share his insights in his preaching and teaching with the people of his congregation.
The congregation should assume responsibility for encouraging political thinking on the part of its members, through such means as forums, study groups and committees.
That Christians, as citizens of the state, should be concerned with the affairs of government become acquainted with political issues, bring their Christian witness to bear on party politics at all levels and exercise their right to vote, Christians who are qualified should be encouraged to seek public office.