Look at the highlighted part! Nobody is saying that pastors can't say what they want. As the IRS rule is currently written, churches and other charitable organizations are not permitted to campaign on election issues if they want to maintain their tax-exempt status. So, for cryin' out loud, pick the ONE thing that's more important to you! Is it more important to you to have a tax exempt status? Or is it more important to you to be able to use your church to pontificate on political issues? And then CHOOSE that one instead of trying to have your cake and eat it too.