MN: Pastors to defy IRS with endorsements

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “Two Minnesota clergymen plan to thumb their noses at the federal government Sunday by endorsing political candidates from their pulpit . . . ‘If we lose that, it may cost the church money, but my freedom’s not for sale,’ Brandon said. ‘We’re either going to draw the IRS out to come after us or prove this whole thing is obsolete.’ . . . The Pulpit Freedom Sunday project is backed by the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian nonprofit founded by influential leaders of the religious right.”