Mid-Way Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina wants its members to vote their convictions!
But just in case their members’ convictions don’t match the church leaders’ convictions, they decided to help everyone by handing out a list of candidates who happen to be of the right persuasion…
Churches are non-profits, prohibited from endorsing candidates for public office. In theory, the IRS should be able to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status over this.
I’m curious, though, if this is as much of a slam dunk as it seems. It doesn’t necessarily say “Vote for these people!”… It just suggests candidates who “hold to the principles we adhere to.” Is there a difference?