ABC News: Seeking Change in Law, Pastors to Endorse Candidates On Sunday, 9/28, 35 churches in 22 states will endorse McCain from the pulpit in defiance of fedeeral law prohibiting non-profit, tax exempt organizations from publicly endorsing a political candidate. Their endorsement is based on McCain's proclaimed religious platform on issues such as his pro-life, anti-abortion stance among others. So, watcha think! Will and should the IRS step in and enforce the law? Do you see this as an open violation of the First Amendment. My view: The law is the law.