It’s bad enough that churches can’t get involved in politics without risking their tax-exempt status. And collectively some churches have even dared recently to get involved in politics because they believe it is their right, hoping if challenged that they can take it to the Supreme Court and have it decided once and for all. But apparently the IRS hasn’t taken the bait which many would say is a good thing. But not the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They are actually suing the IRS alleging it is violating the Constitution by allowing churches to get away with politicking from the pulpit.
I believe Rick Perry would call this a war on Christianity, and I’d agree:
CBN NEWS – The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over its lax response to church politicking.
The group argues that the tax agency is violating the Constitution by allowing tax-exempt churches and religious organizations to get involved in political campaigns.
The suit points to several examples, including a full page newspaper ad by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
The ad, which showed a photo of Rev. Graham, urged Americans to vote along biblical principles.
The 94-year-old evangelist also met with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October and promised to do all he could to help him win the election.
The lawsuit argues that the IRS is giving preferential treatment to religious groups over other tax- exempt organizations.