Feds mum on pastors' speech code challenge
Bob Unruh - WND
Hundreds of Christian pastors across have knowingly spoken out from their pulpits about political candidates and have gotten virtually no response from the , whose job it is to enforce the 1954 Johnson Amendment banning such speech from pulpits.
Have they intimidated the IRS? Or is there just a delay between the comments and the response?
"Whether the IRS responds, doesn't respond, or chooses to wait to respond, we're not going away. Protecting the freedom of the pulpit is too important to stop this effort after a few short years," wrote Erik Stanley, a senior counsel with the ADF, in a blog report on the campaign.
"The Johnson Amendment has been around for 56 years now. It may take a few more years to see it rescinded, but we're committed to staying the course until we do," he wrote.
May 28, 2011