Matt Bevin, governor of Kentucky and supporter of Donald Trump, is beseeching pastors from his state to ignore the federal law that says they may not endorse political candidates if their churches are to maintain their tax-exempt status.
“Since 1954, do you know how many churches have lost their tax-exempt status because of political speeches?” he asked the crowd of 130 religious leaders he’d invited to the governor’s mansion (last month).
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin urged a group of preachers to embrace political speech at the pulpit by telling them not to fear a federal law that prohibits candidate endorsements by tax-exempt churches.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin urged a group of preachers to embrace political speech at the pulpit despite a federal law that prohibits tax-exempt churches from endorsing political candidates.
Four Massachusetts churches have filed a lawsuit asking to be exempted from a state law that requires public places to allow transgender people to use bathrooms in line with their gender identity.
Rogue pastors have been ignoring IRS rules and endorsing candidates from the pulpit in the run-up to Tuesday’s elections. Although the IRS was sued itself for not enforcing the law and admitted about 100 churches may be breaking the...