Many pastors have been cowed into inactivity by the threatened loss of their tax-exempt status if they say anything remotely political.
This fear can make pastors who don’t—or won’t—get good legal advice about as politically active as Howard Hughes was during the flu season.
The church may, among other things, register their members to vote, pass out voter guides, invite all candidates in a race to speak (even if only one of them shows up) and speak directly about specific issues. And by the way, in his personal capacity off the clock, the pastor can endorse and support (or oppose) whomever or whatever he wishes, just like any other citizen. Duh.
That said, The Americans United for the Separation of Church and State is still trying to intimidate ministers with IRS scare tactics regarding the potential loss of their 501(c)3 status if the speak out on political issues.
Please pastors … for the love of God and our nation … don’t curl up on the floor in the fetal position and wet your big christian diaper in fear of the IRS.
Check out this video regarding how the jackboots from Obamaland wish our ministers to be mute on pressing issues.