Every Christian can be a viable and influential force in society. Churches and pastors can, as well, while still operating within the constraints of the U.S. tax code.
There is much that churches (and ministers) can do without any threat of jeopardizing their tax exempt status. And, the Alliance Defending Freedom (AFA) annually enlists pastors to participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday in an effort to force the IRS to discontinue the use of the tax code to abridge the First Amendment rights of pastors and churches. Of course, any church or other organizations can also forego the benefits of tax-exemption in order to participate unreservedly in advocacy for issues and candidates.
Guidelines for Churches
Note: This resource is provided as a general guide and is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice regarding any particular situation.