(CNN Newsource) – One church in North Carolina is getting attention for appearing to take a political stance on the impeachment hearings.
Resurrection Baptist Church in Kannapolis put up a sign that says: “Trying 2 impeach Jesus too! Won’t happen either!”
The church’s pastor says he sees the impeachment inquiry on President Trump as a sign society has become godless.
The IRS forbids churches from taking political stances if they want to be exempt from paying taxes.
Resurrection Baptist has filed for that status — but Pastor Tim Jones insists his church does pay taxes.
He says it’s his First Amendment right to express his belief that God put Trump in the White House — and his fear Christians will become a minority in the United States.
“If somebody asked me if I thought that God ordained him to be in office, and I do believe that with all my heart, and I think that our voice has been taken away and I think its time to stand up, and, so, if it takes my sign to draw some awareness towards him, that’s fine,” Jones said.
Resurrection Baptist has a history of controversial political messages.
It put up a sign in 2016 that said “We are voting, and not for Hillary.”
Another sign asked for prayers for Brett Kavanaugh when he was going through confirmation hearings to become a Supreme Court Justice last year.