Church Tax-Exempt Status is Not At Risk

Churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations may support the Federal Marriage Amendment without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status, so long as lobbying activities do not account for more than 5-10% of the organization's overall budget. Contacting members of Congress to support FMA is permissible lobbying.  

Likewise, churches may disseminate written literature concerning FMA, and may inform citizens how particular Senators and Repre-sentatives intend to vote. Pastors and other clergy may preach on the sanctity of marriage, and urge church members to contact their Congressman in support of FMA.