TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 15, 2012

The Freedom from Religion Foundation, an atheist, nonprofit organization based in Madision, Wisc., has sued the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for not taking action against churches that illegally endorsed political candidates. The group claims the IRS allowed them an unfair advantage over secular groups by being able to preferentially engage in electioneering. Despite IRS rules that bar churches from endorsing candidates or intervening in political campaigns, several Nashville clergy gave public support to both candidates this past year. The Tennesseean has the story.