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Posted on: Dec 4, 2018

From the Tampa Bay Times:

When a Florida pastor posted a political sign outside his church while it served as a voting precinct on Election Day, it caused a stir. Still, it broke no election rules.

Nine days later, as Florida continues trying to determine who won what race, that partisan sign offers a lesson in why churches aren’t supposed to be politicking in the first place.

The problem with the sign, experts told the Tampa Bay Times, is a tax problem.

The Internal Revenue Services prohibits tax-exempt non-profits, such as churches, from intervening for or against candidates in elections.

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