Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pulpit Freedom Sunday IV

The Alliance Defense Fund recently supported the fourth edition of Pulpit Freedom Sunday, its ongoing effort to challenge the application of the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) prohibition on political campaign intervention to churches and other houses of worship.  As reported on an ADF supported blog by ADF's President and in various news outlets, including the NY Times, this year's effort involves hundreds of pastors, a significant increase over the 30 or so pastors who participated in the first such event in 2008.  There is still no indication that the IRS has begun church tax inquiries based on the actions in 2008 or later years, so it remains to be seen whether it will pick up the gauntlet thrown by ADF.


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