IRS Promises Atheist Group to Investigate 'Pulpit Freedom' Churches By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor July 27, 2014| ...."The IRS cannot force churches to give up their precious constitutionally protected freedoms to receive a tax exemption," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley, who heads the Pulpit Freedom Sunday event. "No one would suggest a pastor give up his church's tax-exempt status if he wants to keep his constitutional protection against illegal search and seizure or cruel and unusual punishment. Likewise, no one should be asking him to do the same to be able to keep his constitutionally protected freedom of speech." Related: Protect and promote the rights of our churches PULPIT FREEDOM SUNDAY - OCTOBER 5, 2014 Given the history of the IRS tactics, this should concern every Christian in America. God protect his people from the enemy aligned against us.