Johnson Amendment

Barna: Pastors feel greatest pressure to address, avoid divisive issues from inside the church

"Barna released research on Tuesday which found that 50 percent of surveyed pastors felt either 'frequently' or 'occasionally' limited in their ability to speak out on certain issues, with respondents being more likely to identify those within the church as the reason." - CPost

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Johnson Amendment remains intact in latest omnibus spending bill

"The part of tax law that prohibits houses of worship from engaging in explicit political activity will remain intact for now, despite concerns that Republican lawmakers would try to repeal it in the latest massive federal spending bill they released this week." RNS

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Johnson Amendment Repeal Removed from Final GOP Tax Bill

"A Democratic senator announced Thursday night that the repeal included in the House version of the tax bill, which would allow churches and other nonprofits to endorse candidates without losing their tax-exempt status, was removed during the reconciliation process with the Senate version, which did not include a repeal." CToday

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