Recently President Trump announced his intentions to abolish the Johnson Amendment, which officially prohibits 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt institutions, including churches, from actively promoting or favoring political agendas and candidates.
Getting rid of the Johnson Amendment will open the floodgates for religious meddling in our government. This has frightening implications for education, workplace discrimination, women's health, LGBTQ rights, and more.
This country's Founding Fathers firmly established the wall of separation between church and state for a reason: They were all too aware of religious persecution and just how horrible it can be. The Johnson Amendment needs to be protected and possibly even strengthened.
We the undersigned call upon you to reject any and all attacks on the Johnson Amendment. This legislation is vital to protecting separation of church and state, which is a very important part of the United States. Without it, religious organizations will wield far more influence over elected officials, leading to legislation that goes entirely against the Constitution and the very spirit of our country. Stand up for the barrier between government and religion that makes the United States of America a great country and keeps its residents free.
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