Clergy Set to Defy IRS Ban on Endorsements

The Spiritual Herald: According to the Alliance Defense Fund (ADL), the protest is scheduled to take place in pulpits across the country on Sunday, October 2. The “Freedom Pulpit Sunday” confrontation will take head-on the Internal Revenue Service’s regulation that churches or pastors who endorse political candidates face loss of the church’s tax-exempt status. “We challenge the IRS to remove a church’s tax-exempt status so we can get into court and get the rule declared unconstitutional,” ADL Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley told The Spiritual Herald in an exclusive interview.