A couple of days ago, The Blade ran an article about 10 local black churches that will use vans to get their members to the early voting center this Sunday. This event will be called "Souls to the Polls." This is of particular interest to me considering that the clergy at my Catholic church was so extremely careful not to be political when Obamacare forced Catholics to betray their opposition to abortion and provide church and school employees with pregnancy termination coverage.
Much to many of his parishioners dismay, my priest explained that he couldn't talk at the pulpit to any specificity about the impact that Obamacare was having on religious freedom because the church was tax-exempt and couldn't participate in political discussion/activity.
So, how is "Souls to the Polls" not a violation of the law? It's certain that these church officials would say "we're only providing transportation." Yeah, sure.
Beware "Souls to the Polls" organizers--if you provide any participants with so much as a slip of paper with preferred candidate names or even make a voting suggestion in the van on the ride to the poll--you may be breaking the law.
It's time that Democrat Presidential candidates stop giving campaign speeches at black churches--the rules should apply to everyone.