Double Daring the IRS

Tomorrow is Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an annual event, sponsored by the Alliance Defense Fund, that encourages pastors to give political sermons from their pulpits.  The event is basically an attempt to goad the IRS into prosecuting someone under the 1954 law that prohibits churches and other charities from engaging in  electoral campaigns.  The ADF argues that the law violates the First Amendment and would like a test case.  The problem, according to the New York Times, is that the IRS apparently has little interest in prosecuting anyone under the 1954 law, a fact that frustrates the law’s opponents and supporters alike.  Where’s Inspector Javert when you need him? — MLM

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