What are the rules on churches supporting candidates?
NPR interviewed a conservative Iowa minister about politics and he made a comment about which candidate to support and how to convey that to his congregation. He talked about how they preach that Mormonism is a cult and how could he turn around and support Mitt Romney as the best candidate when they already established Mormonism as a cult. The interviewer continued to make political discussion and didn’t even touch on the issue of a church supporting a candidate. Isn’t this against the law?
Also, there was a meeting in the Des Moines area a little while back that got members of various churches to meet and discuss how they could get their congregations to support a specific candidate and offered pamphlets and contacts to support this agenda. They had lawyers involved and apparently the legality was ongoing and not resolved. A statement was made that if they had to choose, they would sacrifice their tax status to push this agenda. We could only hope they would be this stupid. I know someone who has an audio recording of this meeting. Any information on this topic would be appreciated.