Here’s a good case for pastors to fight on the front of free speech rather than of tax exemption. One reason is because we will lose the rhetorical battle about money.
[P]rogressives have successfully camouflaged their lust for other people’s money as the high point of their altruism, and our objection to being pillaged as our greed.
A second reason is because the liberals say that they love free speech. “So,” we would say to them, “prove it.”
Make they live by a principle they profess to love, instead of a principle they abandoned with seared consciences almost a century ago.