‘Political’ pastor challenges IRS censorship: ‘Sue me’

from – www.thoughtsfromaconservativemom.com

Author: Rachel

A complaint has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service against an Iowa church on the basis of political involvement.

Next month, voters in The Hawkeye State will have an opportunity to vote against renewing terms for three state Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of homosexual “marriage.” Pastor Cary Gordon of Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City sent a letter to pastors around the state encouraging them to join in the effort to remove the three from the bench. In response, Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a complaint against the Sioux City pastor.

Pastor Gordon tells OneNewsNow that Christians are often accused of shoving their religion down others’ throats — and if they say the same things inside the walls of the church, they are accused of bringing politics into religion. “You can’t have it both ways,” he remarks.

“We’re tired of the hypocrisy of these people because they desire to ensconce — and frankly they’re doing it — …secular humanism [as] the new state religion of the United States of America in violation of the original intent of the First Amendment,” he laments.

Gordon stresses that despite complaints from groups like Americans United, he will continue to preach his convictions on Sunday.

“I have never, nor will I ever, get a message from the Holy Spirit and then go check with the IRS tax code first to see if it’s okay to preach it,” he states. “I’m tired of pastors submitting to this tyranny — and I’m expecting to try to get the IRS to sue us so that we can take it all the way to the Supreme Court and restore freedom in America’s pulpits.”

Gordon’s church is represented by Christian attorneys from Liberty Institute.

Is your pastor intimidated from speaking out on issues of liberty from the pulpit or encouraging members to get involved in the fight? Give him this great resource: Pastors, Pulpits and Politics: Christian Rules of Engagement.

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