In 1954, President Lyndon Baines Johnson pushed through a law that would revoke the tax-exempt status of churches and other non-profit organizations if they get involved with politics. President Donald Trump wants to get rid of that law.
What do you think? Granted that an overtly political focus can make a church this-worldly instead of attending to the Kingdom of Heaven. But shouldn’t churches have the right to teach whatever they please as a matter of religious liberty? And doesn’t political speech deserve special protection from the Constitution? But can you foresee problems if the Johnson amendment were to be thrown out (such as churches being used to launder political contributions)?
Photo of Lyndon Baines Johnson by Arnold Newman, White House Press Office (WHPO) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons