With hostility to religious expression at a boiling point, there are a lot of misconceptions about what rights and freedoms pastors and houses of worship have on political matters. Opponents of religious freedom often manipulate information to make you believe that politics and the pulpit may never converge, making pastors fear legal ramifications if they mention or participate in politics.
#4. Pastors Can Participate in Politics in Their Individual CapacityServing in ministry does not disqualify pastors or other religious leaders from their individual rights as U.S. citizens. Pastors can participate on political campaigns, hold office on political campaigns, and even endorse a candidate in their individual capacity.