ADF: Pastors’ Tax Exemption “A Right, Not Just a Privilege”

Although all tax-exempt organizations are legally required to be non-partisan, the Alliance Defense Fund “has recruited 50 pastors to deliver sermons in September that will include direct endorsements of political candidates.” ADF has a legal defense in the works as well: “Erik Stanley, ADF’s senior legal counsel, said it would argue that the tax-exempt status of religious groups “is a right, not just a privilege” and that religious leaders enjoy a number of special protections under the First Amendment.”