Originally Posted by Literature
There are no laws that bar pastors from being involved in politics. Pastors can urge their parishioners to vote for certain values.
It's not against the law for a pastor to tell his parishioners who to vote for. However, the church is supposed to lose its tax exempt status in a situation like that. Tax exempt organizations are prohibited from participating in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.
Saying that and seeing it enforced are two very different things.