All around the country today, pastors are speaking out on politics from the pulpit. Many will videotape their sermons, and mail them to the IRS.
Since passage of the Johnson Amendment in 1954, the IRS has banned political advocacy by tax-exempt non-profit organizations, including churches. This law has obviously been ignored flagrantly by the left. The law has been a real hinderance to conservative Christians-- i.e. Christians who obey the law-- who have tried to exercise their rights in our democracy.
The Johnson Amendment is obviously unconstitutional. The government has no authority to ban political speech from churches, using the threat of taxation. The law will not survive judicial review.
There are several thousand lawyers who have agreed to represent the churches, and the hope is to get this to court and get this unconstitutional law dumped.
We need the voices of all our Christian citizens participating fully in our democracy.