- Aug 17, 2013
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The Johnson Amendment refers to a change in the U.S. tax code made in 1954 which prohibited tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates.
Tonight Donald Trump laid out his intention to repeal this amendment. I believe that to be a huge mistake.
Repealing this amendment would make the church the most powerful political group in the Country.
The church would be able to endorse a party, actively persuade their clergy, and redirect tithe money to politics.
You'd soon see such terrible scenarios as churches requiring you register a certain way to be considered Christian and money laundering.
I realize that some overzealous church leaders think this sounds great. But the end result will be to cause separation, division, and push the Left clergy away.
The church will become smaller and in the long term, weaker.