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Minnesota (Not So) Nice: Partisan Pastor Claims Right To Violate Federal Tax Law

Yesterday Americans United asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate a Warroad, Minn., church whose pastor told congregants in a sermon that no Christian can vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune picked up on the story today. Reporter Pat Doyle interviewed Pastor Gus Booth of Warroad Community Church, and the paper reprinted the entire text of Booth's May 18 sermon.

Tax Facts: IRS Reminds Churches About Rules Governing Political Activity

Clergy, take note: in this election year, the Internal Revenue Service is trying to help you stay out of tax trouble.

Earlier this month, the federal agency announced that it will continue its campaign to educate churches and other tax-exempt charities about the rules governing political activity. It will also enforce the law through appropriate intervention and penalties.

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