What's the problem with having specific candidate endorsements from churches?
- Churches don't pay taxes, and don't do any financial accounting. What's to stop unscrupulous PACs from laundering money through churches to fund particular candidates? If churches can support candidates, then they should have to report their income. Otherwise, your church is for sale - and you'll never know who bought it.
- Our Constitution states quite clearly that there is to be no religious test for public office (Article VI, Section 3). How long would that last if churches can advance their own candidates?