"I want to take away the fear that you may have regarding tax-exempt status and political intervention. No church has ever lost its tax-exempt status for lobbying or for political intervention. The lobbying restriction came into the IRS code in 1934 and no church has ever lost its exemption for supporting or opposing local, state or federal legislation. "In 1954, the political intervention restriction came into the IRS Code. It says that churches may not support or oppose candidates for office. That's an absolute prohibition, but again, no church even for that has ever lost its tax-exempt status for supporting or opposing a candidate." --Mat Staver (Charisma) 08.18.16
Mathew D. "Mat" Staver, J.D., is an American lawyer and former Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) pastor who became a Southern Baptist. He is the founding member and Chairman of the Liberty Counsel law firm since 1989.