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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’

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By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams The California Demcorat’s amendment to the 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill would have repealed the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force had Ryan not intervened.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

2 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.

2 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.

What Everyone Is Missing About Donald Trump’s Executive Order on “Religious Liberty”

Donald Trump's executive order to repeal the Johnson Amendment may not have much legal weight, but we shouldn't just ignore the very real (and very devastating) message it sends to all Americans.

Banks: More to Do to Protect Religious Freedom in America

Congressman Jim Banks of Indiana spoke on the House floor May 4th on the need to reform the Johnson Amendment, which limits the ability of faith-based non-profits and churches to engage in free speech and exercise religious freedom. Banks is a 2016 graduate of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesmen Academy. Show More Summary

Podcast Ep. 160: The Johnson Amendment Repeal That Wasn’t

What was the point of the Johnson Amendment executive order? Why did Trump lie about the military ban on Bibles? Do atheists have a legal case against it? And many more questions answered on this week's podcast.

Many religious freedom advocates are disappointed with Trump's executive order

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The text of the president’s order, which targets the Johnson Amendment, doesn't accomplish very much at all, advocates said.

New EO on religious liberty takes aim at HHS, Johnson amendment

But not LGBT protections. The post New EO on religious liberty takes aim at HHS, Johnson amendment appeared first on Hot Air.

Religious Leaders Left Unimpressed by Trump's “Religious Liberty” Executive Order

Repealing the so-called Johnson Amendment, which effectively prohibits pastors from engaging in partisan politics from the pulpit, has been one of Donald Trump’s most consistent promises to Christian voters. “I am going to work veryShow More Summary

Trump’s Religious Liberty Order Doesn’t Answer Most Evangelicals’ Prayers

Prayer breakfast pledge to ‘totally destroy’ Johnson Amendment comes up shy; conscience exemptions from LGBT anti-discrimination rules missing. In his biggest religious liberty push since taking office, President Donald Trump officially laid out in an executive order some of the protections he has promised faithful supporters for months. Show More Summary

Trump Signs Executive Order Purporting To Repeal Johnson Amendment's Prohibition On Politicking By Churches

Executive Order, Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty (May 4, 2017): By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to guide the executive branch in formulating and implementing policies with implications for the religious liberty of...

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