WASHINGTON – Pastors and churches should ignore hollow threats to be silent regarding biblical and moral issues that are relevant to this election, says Liberty Counsel. Once again, like a broken record, Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is sending out baseless, threatening letters to pastors.
“Americans United has not won a single threat against a church regarding tax-exempt status. No church has ever lost its tax-exemption over political activity,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The best use of a letter from Barry Lynn is to line the bottom of a birdcage,” he said.
In the letter, Lynn states: “You should be aware that some national organizations have been urging religious leaders to engage in problematic activities. For example, you may be asked to distribute ‘voter guides’ during services or to make them available to your congregants. I urge you to be very wary of such overtures.”