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Religious Right Group Uses Misleading Survey in Johnson Amendment Repeal Efforts

Alliance Defending Freedom is deliberately misleading Congress by using a survey with poorly designed questions, on purpose, to get the results they want to see.

Zelinsky: The House Appropriations Committee And The Johnson Amendment

Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo), The House Appropriations Committee and the Johnson Amendment: The Committee on Appropriations of the US House of Representatives, in a so-called rider to the pending federal budget bill, has proposed significant procedural restrictions on the IRS’s ability to enforce the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment is the...

GOP lawmaker suggests repealing the Johnson Amendment isn’t really about ‘religious freedom’

For several years now, a small cadre of conservatives have pushed to eliminate the so-called Johnson Amendment, the part of the IRS tax code that prohibits churches and other tax-exempt nonprofits from endorsing candidates. Supporters of its repeal often justify their position by claiming the issue is about “religious liberty,” arguing the law inhibits the […]

SCOTUS Sets Anti-Gay Baker Case For December 5th

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: The U.S. Supreme Court has set Dec. 5 as the day for oral arguments on whether a Colorado baker has a First Amendment right to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples over religious objections. Show More Summary

“The House Appropriations Committee and the Johnson Amendment

Ed Zelinsky: The best solution is not the kind of procedural band-aid proposed by the Appropriations Committee. Congress should instead modify the Johnson Amendment to protect internal church communications from all IRS scrutiny. With churches’ rights of free expression thus … Continue reading ?

Justice Dept. Tells Court to Dismiss Atheist Group’s Johnson Amendment Lawsuit

Did an executive order signed by Donald Trump discriminate against atheist groups?The government says no, because the order was really nothing more than a giant photo-op to win over the Religious Right.

Thousands of Religious Leaders Want Congress To Protect the Johnson Amendment

Repealing the Johnson Amendment would be a disaster for religion, turning many churches into political battlefields.Thousands of religious leaders have now signed a letter urging Congress not to take that step.

Country Artist Jamey Johnson’s Concert Cancelled After He Refuses to Disarm in Venue

Country artist Jamey Johnson flexed his 2nd Amendment rights by refusing to disarm while in the venue of his concert,... The post Country Artist Jamey Johnson’s Concert Cancelled After He Refuses to Disarm in Venue appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Keep political campaigns out of the churches

As part of his all-too-successful courtship of religious conservatives, Donald Trump promised during his presidential campaign to “get rid of” the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits churches and other tax-exempt nonprofit organizations from endorsing candidates for public office. In May,...

Barbara Lee Slams Paul Ryan for Killing Endless War Repeal ‘In Dead of Night’

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams The California Demcorat’s amendment to the 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill would have repealed the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force had Ryan not intervened.

Christian Leader: Johnson Amendment Repeal Is Silly Since Pastors Aren’t Muzzled

The Johnson Amendment prohibits pastors from endorsing candidates from the pulpit, and the GOP-led Congress is on the verge of repealing it.This week, American Pastors Network President Sam Rohrer admitted that repealing the rule wouldn't change anything for pastors since they can already say whatever they want.

U.S. House Committee Passes Bill Letting Pastors Preach Politics from the Pulpit

The Johnson Amendment prevents pastors from endorsing candidates from the pulpit.But an effort to repeal that rule through a House Appropriations bill made it through committee yesterday despite Democrats' best efforts.

Atheists to U.S. House Appropriations Committee: Don’t Gut the Johnson Amendment

The Secular Coalition for America and 10 of its member groups sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations today urging them to avoid gutting the Johnson Amendment.A provision in the proposed budget bill would let tax-exempt churches endorse candidates from the pulpit without consequences.

Johnson Amendment Under Threat as House Republicans Target Law Keeping Churches Out of Politics

With little fanfare, the House advanced a spending bill that would gut the law keeping churches out of political campaigns.

Johnson Amendment under fire from House Republicans

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Trump has promised religious conservatives he will “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” a part of the tax code that bars churches from campaigning for or donating to specific political candidates. In a largely overlooked move, House Republicans have taken the most...

Trump promised to destroy the Johnson Amendment. Congress is targeting it now.

4 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Observers believe the proposed legislation would make it harder for the IRS to enforce a law preventing pulpit endorsements.

House Republicans Are Using a Budget Bill To Fully Gut the Johnson Amendment

After Donald Trump's sad, largely symbolic attempt to repeal the Johnson Amendment last month, House Republicans are trying to gut it for good by sneaking in a repeal measure in a new appropriations bill.

Here's Why Trump is Wrong About the IRS Regulating Churches Too Much

Trump often trumpeted a false claim that churches were under attack by the IRS due to the Johnson Amendment.

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