Freedom From Religion group calls for IRS investigation over church’s pro-Roy Moore sign

By Leada Gore

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is requesting an IRS investigation into an Alabama church that promoted Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on its marquee.

Living Way Ministries in Opelika drew national attention for its sign that said “They falsely accused Jesus! Vote Roy Moore.” Church officials said the message was posted by a church member and the pastor later requested it be removed.

Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 election. The former Alabama Chief Justice has been accused of having improper sexual contact with teenage girls in the 1970s. He denies the charges.

FFRF said the sign is a violation of the Johnson Amendment that prohibits non-profit organizations, including churches and other religious groups, from participating in political campaigns on behalf of a particular candidate.

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