Across the United States, churches are risking their tax-exempt status by crossing the line into partisan politics, according to a Reuters story.
Separation of church and state is an important principle.
Freedom of speech is an important principle.
The only thing I can think is that religious institutions have found a cheap-date way of assuring interest and hence income. Don't they have enough on their plate ministering to the down-home concerns of their believers? I guess not... and naturally they have any number of sounds-logical, convoluted and self-serving reasons for entering the political fray.