The fight is not over whether faith groups are subject to the law, says the president of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, “because they are subject to whatever the law is, which in many cases makes this exception for them. The question is should this exception be allowed to continue?” More
On September 28, more than 30 pastors around the country defied the Internal Revenue Service rule that clergy may not engage in partisan politicking from their pulpits.
Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, says there are dangerous consequences for religion when houses of worship get too political.
While Romney’s speech may go over well with the average American voter, says professor David Davenport, he may have a harder time swaying evangelical conservatives. More
“As one who believes that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life and of the whole world, I cannot accept that election to the highest office in the land somehow creates a religious transition in which one’s faith commitments get trumped by the demands of the office. Surely it cannot be as simple as that,” says professor David P. Gushee. More