The Tax Bill and the Johnson Amendment

I am getting reports the 429 page proposed tax bill in the House of Representatives includes a provision near the end which would allow churches and clergy to endorse political candidates and parties.  This proposal is being pushed by the Religious Right, but I have joined over 4,000 other clergy in opposing the idea of bringing partisan electoral politics into congregations.

I plan to continue opposing this change and encourage others to get involved.  I hope Congress is given adequate time to look for other objectionable policy changes in this proposed budget.

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