Kelly Shackelford dispels common misconceptions about politics, pastors, and their rights.
As election year opens, many pastors are asking, “what are my rights when it comes to addressing political issues?”
Many believe that political issues and the pulpit may never converge. In a four-minute video, Kelly Shackelford, Liberty Institute President and CEO, explains why this is simply not the case.
“There are a lot of misconceptions that pastors have about what their rights and freedoms really are,” Shackelford says, adding that many fear legal ramifications if they mention or participate in politics.
“That fear is not coming because of the law, it’s coming from other sources that would try to silence you,” Kelly continues.
Liberty Institute is a nonprofit legal group dedicated to defending and restoring religious liberty across America — in our schools, for our churches, in the military and throughout the public arena. Liberty’s vision is to reestablish religious liberty in accordance with the principles of our nation’s Founders. For information, visitwww.LibertyInstitute.org.