Johnson Amendment

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 2:58 pm

Johnson Amendment

The Johnson Amendment serves as a shield preventing political campaigns from entering into the pulpit. It also prevents tax-deductible donations to houses of worship from being routed directly to political candidates. In May the President signed an executive order that threatens to dismantle the Johnson Amendment. We believe that true religious liberty respects individuals, supports the common good, and reflects the foundational principles of our nation. Separation of church and state as well as religious freedom grounded in the rights of individuals to exercise their beliefs without being imposed upon by the government are cornerstones of our democracy and the Johnson Amendment works to maintain that critical barrier and as such it should not be weakened or eliminated.

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