A Legal Guide For Churches: Five Things To Know
This guide was created by Alliance Defending Freedom to help navigate the laws surrounding tax exempt status for churches. It will equip you to identify what pastors and churches should be aware of before speaking about political issues, supporting a candidate or legislation, engaging in voter education, allowing church facilities to be used for “political” purposes, giving money to a campaign, and more.
"There are legal limits to what churches may do, but your hands are not completely tied. In fact, you may be surprised at how much influence you can have. Unfortunately, many are confused about what is and what is not legal given the IRS restrictions on political activity by churches and other tax-exempt organizations. While it is impossible to lay out a definitive list of “do’s” and “don’ts” since the IRS interprets what is and isn’t legal, this resource is offered as a general guideline."
-Family Research Council