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Government Can’t Require Churches to Abandon Constitutional Freedoms

wmou Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 12:25 PM
What other groups should lose tax exempt status for engaging in speech which is forbidden by the central govt? I expect soon that preaching against homosexuality or abortion will be designated as hate-speech and will result in the loss of tax exempt status.

In the wake of the most successful Pulpit Freedom Sunday to date, a look at opponents who have commented publicly about the event in recent days shows that they are still attacking it for something it’s clearly not. In other words, the arguments against Pulpit Freedom Sunday fail because the premise for those arguments is all wrong.

This year, as part of the event, nearly 1,600 pastors nationwide preached sermons that analyzed the positions of various political candidates—an exercise in free speech that violates a flawed Internal Revenue Service rule known as the Johnson Amendment. The goal is to...