IFAS | Freedom Writer | November 1994 | may.html

What churches may do

As private citizens, pastors have the same rights as all Americans. A pastor should always make it clear that any candidate-oriented efforts are those of a private citizen and not made on behalf of his church. Personal funds must also be used for such activities. Pastors may express personal opinions about candidates from the pulpit, but should avoid doing so lest the Internal Revenue Service argue that some use of church funds is involved.

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