Jewish groups across the political spectrum were opposed to the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which bans electioneering by houses of worship.
“Wall to wall agreement in the #Jewish community is too rare. We’re together in opposing repeal of the #JohnsonAmendment.”
The provision does not yet appear in the Senate bill, but may ben included as Congress rushes to pass the law by Christmas.
The Republican plan will allow tax-exempt nonprofits to endorse candidates, which the Jewish groups fear would erode trust in their institutions.
The GOP tax bill eliminates the “Johnson Amendment,” which bans tax-exempt houses of worship from using their resources to support a candidate.
President Donald Trump found a friendly audience at the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, as the nation’s attention was focused on Capitol Hill where fired FBI director James Comey described his interactions with Trump and his dismissal.
If you are clergy or congregant, you should oppose the assault on the Johnson Amendment.
Not only liberals were disappointed at President Trump’s Executive Order on religious freedom signed Thursday.
Though Trump promised to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, his just-signed executive order did little to change rules on the books.
In a Rose Garden ceremony on Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order may unleash a new wave of political battles inside American synagogues.