First of all, all social issues in general, including those on marriage and sexuality, ARE a matter of the church. Without discussion about said issues within our churches, members might get the idea that the church doesn't really care what your opinions might be. The LCMS, first of all, needs to make it clear that it isn't wavering on this topic. The LCMS has no intention on compromising, because there is no compromising when it comes to standing up for God, and what He instructs us to do. Marriage is a good and sacred thing, and by giving it the room for compromise, we expose it to many negative possibilities.