Churches to Obama: Tax Us, We Dare You

At The New Republic, Amy Sullivan writes that on the fifth annual “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” set to occur on October 7, many conservative religious leaders will publicly endorse Mitt Romney. Because it is illegal for tax-exempt organizations to be partisan and engage in campaign activities, the churches hope to garner attention from the federal government, thus creating the perception that the “Obama administration is waging a war on religion.” But the strategy may backfire. Sullivan points out recent polls indicate that “Americans are growing less tolerant of that intermingling of the religious and the political.”

Read at The New Republic

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