A reader writes:
You wrote: “Where will it end?” It ends when their tax exemption gets threatened. And if they’re engaging in openly political activity it should get threatened. When a priest says – from the pulpit (!) that you can’t be a Catholic and vote Democrat, well, it’s a political organization isn’t it?I used to work for the church (25 yrs ago) and believe me, the possibility of their finances being looked over puts the fear of God in them.
I think that when a priest attends and blesses an announcement that a politician is switching parties, the tax exemption is null and void.