Below you can see Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in San Diego, one of many preachers who endorsed political candidates during services Sunday in a protest called Pulpit Freedom Sunday. He and the other were protesting a phony, completely concocted ban on free speech from the pulpit.
Let’s be clear about this: Nobody in federal government has ever told Rev. Garlow or ANY other pastor what they can and cannot say from the pulpit. They have a right under the First Amendment to say whatever they want to.
What churches and other nonsectarian not-for-profit organizations CANNOT necessarily do, however, is maintain their cherished tax free status as a 501(C)3 charity while urging people to vote for certain candidates. That rule has been on the books for 58 years.
And that is the phony “freedom” they claim they’re being denied. They cannot have their cake and eat it, too. They have no “right” under the constitution to tax-free status.
Boo hoo. Doesn’t Garlow care about his credibility? Hasn’t he ever heard of the ninth commandment?