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Church Leaders Refuse to be Intimidated Re: Political Activity




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September 19, 2012 | 1,754 views | 2 comments

Washington, DC -- Liberty Counsel is overturning years of misinformation and intimidation, and pastors are responding!

For years, leftist groups, such as Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU), have used deception and fear tactics to censor the church and muzzle pastors. A recent letter to religious leaders by Barry Lynn, Executive Director of AU, inaccurately said, “If the IRS determines that your house of worship has engaged in unlawful intervention, it can revoke the institution’s tax-exempt status.”

No church has ever lost its tax-exempt status for opposing or supporting a candidate for political office. Churches and pastors may speak on Biblical and moral issues. They can educate about the candidates’ viewpoints. They can encourage people to vote and can assist them in getting to the polls. Liberty Counsel’s “Pastors, Churches and Politics: What May Pastors and Churches Do” is a thorough guide to political activity.

Even the Church at Pierce Creek in Binghamton, New York, which was sued by the IRS after it took out full-page ads in the USA Today and The Washington Times opposing Bill Clinton for President, did not lose its tax-exempt status.

“The truth is a church has never lost its tax-exempt status for either endorsing or opposing any political candidate or endorsing or opposing a local, state, or federal law,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Who are you going to listen to, AU who has never won a case against a church for political activity, or LC who has never lost a case regarding political activity?” Staver asked. “I encourage pastors to remove the muzzle that secularists want to put on them and exchange it for a megaphone to speak Biblical truths regarding social and moral issues.”

Liberty Counsel has sent over 100,000 copies of its Take Back America: Silence is NOT an Option to pastors and church leaders around America. Compiled through decades of experience defending the rights of pastors and leaders of nonprofit organizations, these resources encourage pastors and church leaders to speak truth to this generation. Liberty Counsel has created a Voter’s Guide presenting an objective overview and comparison of both party platforms and covering a wide variety of issues.

Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.
 
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Senior Citizen  
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September 20, 2012 1:52pm
 
HUH???

 
Tyrone Jackson  
September 20, 2012 1:47pm
 
Letís be sure that we are being clear here. Congress allows a Church to make a choice. It can pay itís fair share of taxes, and if it does, it has all the rights of any other legal entity. And that includes full free speech rights. ... More ›

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