Erik Stanley is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom and heads its Pulpit Freedom Sunday effort.

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August 17, 2016, 10:48 AM EDT
Most churches are afraid of the IRS and the penalties the agency can levy for a misstep.
July 6, 2015, 10:56 AM EDT
By now, you have heard the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision that imposed a 50-state same-sex marriage mandate. Pastors and churches have exhibited a great degree of uncertainty preceding this moment, wondering what the effect will be on their ministry. Now that the decision has been released, though, we can respond with greater clarity.
October 15, 2014, 9:56 AM EDT
So far this year, the Pulpit Freedom movement has seen more than 1,500 pastors nationwide preach sermons that analyze the positions of various political candidates—an exercise in free speech that dates back to the foundation of the church, yet, violates a flawed Internal Revenue Service rule known as the Johnson Amendment.