Most Americans feel it’s inappropriate for churches, pastors to endorse candidates

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- As the political season heats up, both presidential candidates have been asked to campaign in churches across the country.

Wednesday, Pastor Darrel Scott, a longtime Donald Trump supporter, appeared on stage with the Republican candidate at a Cleveland Heights church.

However, according to, nearly eight out of 10 Americans believe it's inappropriate for pastors to endorse political candidates at church.

Many also feel it's inappropriate for churches to endorse political candidates all together.

Trump has vowed to repeal the 1954 Johnson Amendment, which puts churches at risk of losing their tax-exempt status of they endorse candidates or if their pastors endorse them in church.

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