Since 2008, “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” has garnered the support of rightwing groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council to encourage faith leaders to break the law – and risk the tax-exempt status of their houses of worship – by making political endorsements from the pulpit. Although charged with enforcement in this area, the Internal Revenue Service has for years declined to file any charges. Just last month, however, after a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the IRS finally agreed to begin upholding the law. Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, joins Welton this week to talk about the lawsuit, and what the IRS’ decision means for the future of the intersection of religion and politics.

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