Mr. Williams...The Church is muzzled because what was intended for good has been used for evil. The same tax exempt status that was given BECAUSE of the desire for separation of Church and State is now being used to control the Church. Pastors are under an IRS gag order, wherein some anonymous bureaucrat decides whether of not what a preacher says in the pulpit constitutes political speech. If the bureaucrat decides the Pastor is preaching politics rather than religion (and it's a very subjective call), then the church can be audited and lose it's exemption. We need Godly people in our pulpits who'll give up their exempt status and simply proclaim truth, come what may. Better a small congregation of committed Christians than lukewarm.