Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away
Rachel Bade, Politico
A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules. Their message to the IRS: Sue me.
Surrogacy and Christian Compassion
Kristin Larson, Juicy Ecumenism
Despite appearing to be “pro-life,” surrogacy commodifies human life by using a woman’s body to create and carry a child that she is legally obligated to give away.
What is the Church’s Political Role?
James Kalb, Crisis Magazine
For more than 1500 years the Church was a major influence on Western politics. That is how it should be. Ultimate standards matter, and if the Church doesn’t explain what they are and how to apply them someone else will.
Should the Supreme Court get involved in church property disputes?
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily
The governing arrangements of religious denominations often reflect matters of faith or doctrine, and those may conflict with principles of property law.