Preaching Politics From the Pulpit

Pew Forum, 10/2/12

2012 Guide to IRS Rules on Political Activity by Religious Organizations: ANALYSIS

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During every election cycle, many religious congregations find themselves wondering what role, if any, they can play in the political process. Can a minister, rabbi, imam or other member of the clergy endorse a candidate from the pulpit or speak on political issues of interest to voters? Is a church or other house of worship legally permitted to register voters or distribute voter guides? Answers to these and many other questions are contained in this guide….

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