If you needed more proof that U.S. Anglican churches are trying to insinuate themselves in national politics, look no further.
Defying a federal tax law they consider unjust, 33 ministers across the country will take to their pulpits this Sunday and publicly endorse a candidate for president.
They plan to then send copies of their sermons to the Internal Revenue Service, hoping to provoke a challenge to a law that bars religious organizations and other nonprofits that accept tax-deductible contributions from involvement in partisan political campaigns.
No. Politicking from the pulpit = you lose your tax exempt status. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 souls.
It is time for the federal courts to make this very clear: the United States government is secular. Recent attempts to appease “the Christian base” have resulted in a sense of entitlement that’s completely without basis in law. Christians have no greater right than any other religious group in this country, and their continued insistence that they are “victims” cannot be allowed to continue. They constitute the largest organized religion in the United States. Christianity outnumbers every other religious group by a factor of at least three. They have used their culture of victimhood to push a political agenda that must not be allowed to go any further.
Anglican churches are counting on this gambit as an in to overturn a founding principle of our Constitution. These churches need to lose their tax exempt status and the initiative submitted to the IRS needs to be denied.