IRS should toughen rules on church lobbying

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Hopefully, you're well aware that strict separation of church and state has long served to protect both civil government and religious freedom in the US, a goal deemed fundamental by the Founding Fathers.  At present, the Internal Revenue Service is working to clarify federal tax laws that bar churches and other tax-exempt religious organizations from endorsing or opposing candidates.  Too many churches violate these rules! The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a Religious Right legal group, is even urging churches to endorse political candidates in defiance of 501.c.3 regulations.  The IRS should make clear that these rules will be strictly enforced; now.



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