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Topic - Erik Stanley
Christian churches are being warned that if they continue to sponsor Boy Scout troops, they are opening themselves to multiple legal challenges that could affect whether they can "freely preach the Gospel."
An atheist organization is suing the Internal Revenue Service for failing to take action against churches that the group says have violated the tax code for nonprofits by engaging in politics.
More than 1,600 pastors — up from 33 five years ago — risked their tax-exempt status to preach politics on "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" this month, challenging the 1954 tax law that prohibits nonprofits from politicking.
A South Dakota minister says he wants to do for religious freedom what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did for civil rights.
Erik Stanley, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, told OneNewsNow that FFRF will not likely get the relief it wants from the court.
“This is really an unprecedented lawsuit,” Stanley said, “and I'd be surprised if it's ultimately successful.”