House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she has told Catholic cardinals, archbishops and bishops that she wants them to speak from the pulpit for immigration reform and tell Catholics who oppose it that reform “is a manifestation of our living the gospels.” Pelosi addressed the Catholic Community Conference on May 6, “I want you to instruct your, whatever the communication is -- the people, some of them, oppose immigration reform are sitting in those pews and you have to tell them that this is a ‘manifestation of our living the gospels,’” said Pelosi. “Our patron saint of San Francisco, St. Francis of Assisi, he said, ‘preach the gospel --sometimes use words.’ We need the words to be said because it isn’t being picked up automatically.”
Oh I get it now, if the government can benefit from the church preaching a point of view it is okay? What about the church's 501(c)(3) tax exempt status? I have gone to churches that have had their tax exempt status threatened because a ministry decided to speak against the current administration. The government uses this as a gag order for the conservatives, but now we see that Pelosi is actually encouraging a ministry to speak out in favor of a liberal agenda item.