Pastor: IRS Probes Huckabee Endorsement

February 13, 2008


Source: Yahoo

Wire Service: AP;_ylt=AmROZXmq_84IzgHHyoEqtEg7Xs8F

Southern Baptist pastor Wiley Drake said Wednesday that he is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service for his endorsement of GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee in a press release written on church stationery.

Under federal tax law, church officials may legally discuss politics, but they cannot endorse candidates or parties without putting their tax-exempt status at risk. Most who do so receive only a warning.