Report: IRS Shouldn’t Ban Clergy Endorsements

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A commission of faith leaders is calling for an end to the IRS ban on clergy endorsements of political candidates. In a report to Senator Charles Grassley, the group said the regulation infringes on free speech. Under the current policy, houses of worship that openly back candidates risk losing their tax-exempt status. The group Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged Congress to keep the ban and enforce it.