In the lead-up to the Nov. 6 presidential election, about 1,600 religious leaders around the country participated in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, challenging a 1954 law that bans tax-exempt churches from supporting candidates during worship services.
Our colleagues at California Watch highlight the churches' clash with the IRS in a new story looking at the different ways that religious leaders have incorporated political candidates into their messages. In the 58 years the law has been on the books, the IRS has revoked a church's tax-exempt status for its involvement in politics only once, according to IRS records.
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