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Pastors Protest From The Pulpit

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Pastors Protest From The Pulpit

Election 2008

Pastors Protest From The Pulpit

Pastors Protest From The Pulpit

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A group of ministers, as part of the Alliance Defense Fund's "Pulpit Initiative," have defied IRS regulation and endorsed presidential candidates from the pulpit.

The group argues that an IRS rule that says a tax exempt church can't directly participate in political campaigns or endorse a candidate violates their First Amendment right to free speech. Members speak to host Andrea Seabrook about what they've dubbed "Pulpit Freedom Sunday."

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