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Position:GIVEN the EVIDENCE - Pastors and politics - Brief article

The Evangelical Leaders Survey is a monthly poll of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), which includes CEOs of denominations and representatives of missions, universities, publishers, and churches. In the February 2017 poll of 112 evangelical leaders, 89% said pastors should not endorse politicians from the pulpit. Doing so is a violation of the Johnson Amendment, which says churches can't politick while enjoying tax exemption. "When pastors endorse candidates, they end up self-selecting their audience," says President of the Christian and Missionary...

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