A commission is recommending to Congress that churches and other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations be allowed to endorse political candidates without losing their tax-extemptions. Here is the report. Details after the jump.
I decry the politicization of churches. And yet I also decry the federal government using the tax code to squelch political speech, which seems to me to deserve particular protection under the 1st Amendment. Which also protects religious liberty, and some religions do emphasize political action, whether from the right or from the left.
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