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Rev. Jennifer Butler in Sojourners

Rev. Jennifer Butler wrote in Sojourners about how pastors can speak into the political realm while being cognizant of their legal obligations.

Churches have been barred from directly supporting or opposing candidates since the passage of the Johnson Amendment in 1954. But pastors can still work on the election in meaningful ways without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status, so long as they are mindful of the rules. My guiding principle when it comes to speaking out around elections is Matthew 10:16: “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” As Christians, we are called to involve ourselves in the political process while guarding ourselves from the dangers of moral compromise.

Rev. Jennifer Butler in Sojourners. Read more here.
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