Pastors Nationwide to Challenge Government Speech Regulations on ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’
Nearly 1,100 pastors nationwide are expected to participate in an effort today that seeks to challenge government regulations on political speech from the pulpit.
The effort is called Pulpit Freedom Sunday, and was organized by the Pulpit Initiative, a project of the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). As the sixth annual event of its kind, ADF is encouraging pastors to “speak truth into every area of life from the pulpit.”
Pastors from all fifty states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have committed to preach today about Biblical marriage as being solely between a man and a woman. ADF says that in doing so, “they will exercise their constitutionally protected freedom to engage in religious expression from the pulpit.”
“Pastors should be able to speak truth into every area of life without fear or intimidation,” said ADF senior legal counsel Erik Stanley. “Pulpit Freedom Sunday has always encouraged pastors to exercise their constitutionally protected freedom to do just that from their pulpits.