Politically active pastors must keep up the pretense that they aren’t endorsing candidates or risk their churches’ tax-exempt status. But that was before Pulpit Freedom Sunday, which will find at least 33 pastors this weekend making their picks public and practically inviting the Internal Revenue Service to come after them. “What they’re doing is talking to their congregations about biblical issues related to candidates and elections, and they believe they have the constitutional right to do that,” said Erik Stanley, senior legal counsel with the sponsoring Alliance Defense Fund.
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