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Repealing the Johnson Amendment Would Harm Religious Freedom

Without the Johnson Amendment, politicians would seek religious endorsements and tax-deductible offering money from megachurches. In return, churches would have unprecedented political power. (Photo: Creative Commons)

ast week at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the newly inaugurated President of the United States repeated his campaign vow to repeal the Johnson Amendment, the 1954 provision in the U.S. tax code that prohibits all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from endorsing political candidates. What is the Johnson Amendment? The Johnson Amendment was an IRS tax reform bill that was successfully passed ... Read More »