Texas Pastor Crosses The Line
Apparently a pastor in Texas thinks it perfectly okay to blatantly disregard the law and put a political endorsement on his church’s marquee. Is it too hard to ask for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit receiving a tax exemption from the government (which is a fairly big government subsidy, considering their donors get to deduct the donations from their taxes) to recognize that it has a responsibility to not endorse a candidate? At the Hindu American Foundation, we are very cognizant of that responsibility. This church has the same responsibility, even though its pastor is choosing to flagrantly disregard it.
Our friends at American United have filed a complaint with the IRS regarding the church’s actions. We’re with them on this one.