Religious Leaders Nationwide Defy the IRS to Endorse Political Candidates on ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’

Posted: October 7, 2012 by AKA John Galt in America, American Freedom, Freedom of Speech, Religion
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Today, more than 1,000 religious leaders all across the country are acting in defiance of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and endorsing political candidates from the pulpit. In 1954 the tax code was amended to say that tax-exempt organizations– like churches– are prohibited from making political endorsements, but many are apparently done being silent.

The issue has people torn for several reasons. Even if they don’t appreciate the IRS controlling religious speech, many are grateful for the break from politics that church provides. Some say, depending on their political views, that they’re simply uninterested in hearing a politically-charged sermon on universal healthcare, or that they don’t want their religious leaders telling them how to vote. Others say it’s a violation of our religious liberties for pastors not to be able to speak on the pressing matters of the day.

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  1. speedie says:

    It is important for the assembly to hear the whole council of God. And that means matters that deal with secularist and humanist idealogies. It is to the world that we are to call to God, by explaining moral Godly living contrasted with worldy living.
    It is not a matter of endorsing a certain candidate, but letting the assembly know what God expects us as Christians, to set the example of living a holy life. And the way the world thinks and behaves now is definitely not the Godly way He wants us to live.
    The world doesn’t care of drawing closer to God through his moral establishment for mankind and the Church doesn’t preach on moral living like it used to in the past so it is good to hear that finally the Church is fulfilling its “calling”.

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