Sunday, September 28, 2008

Be Careful What You Ask For

Today is the day of The Pulpit Initiative.

As part of the effort, pastors participating in Pulpit Freedom Sunday on Sunday, September 28, 2008, will deliver to their congregations sermons of their own that apply Scripture to the subject of candidates for government office. The sermons are intended to restore a pastor’s right to speak freely from his pulpit without fearing censorship or punishment by the government. By standing together and speaking with one voice, it is our hope to recapture the rightful place of pastors and churches in American life.

The Alliance Defense Fund is trying to create court cases where they can challenge the law that says churches keep their tax exempt status as long as they don't directly or indirectly participate in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate.

There is an easy solution to this. Remove tax exempt status from all religious organizations. They get the freedom of speech they seek and they contribute to the societal structures that provide services and protect our freedoms.

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