Can preachers talk about politics

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Quote by Barry Goldwater: “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get c...”

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Johnson Amendment

While most non-profits and churches have refrained from explicit endorsements, the IRS has largely taken a hands-off role in enforcing the law. So what keeps the government silent? To discuss how The Christian Century lost its tax-exempt status, the case for churches to pay taxes, and the best way for pastors to shepherd their congregation on the issue of politics, Berg joined assistant editor Morgan Lee and editor-in-chief Mark Galli. What is Quick to Listen? Read more. Follow the podcast on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U. Section c 3 organizations are the most common type of nonprofit organization in the United States, ranging from charitable foundations to universities and churches. The amendment is named for then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, who introduced it in a preliminary draft of the law in July In the early 21st century, many politicians, including President Donald Trump , have sought to repeal the provision, arguing that it restricts the free speech rights of churches and other religious groups.

By Elizabeth Dias. The role of evangelical Christianity in American politics has been a hotly discussed topic this year, intersecting with front-burner issues like immigration, the Supreme Court and social justice. Often the loudest evangelical voices are white, male and … not young. With just days left before the midterm elections — two years after President Trump won the White House with a record share of white, evangelical support — we asked young evangelicals to tell The Times about the relationship between their faith and their politics. Nearly 1, readers replied, from every state but Alaska and Vermont.

When I was a pastor, one of the church members stopped by my office one afternoon to talk. She had a question, something about my thoughts of then-President Barack Obama. Before I could even begin to pause, she was responding to her own question. She assumed I voted for Obama or that I thought the complete opposite of her about him. We genuinely cared for and liked each other. From the most mundane to the most significant—from dinner options to trade negotiations—we endlessly are trying to get something done together.

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