President Trump Vows to do this for Pastors

President Donald Trump vows to take on the IRS and repeal the Johnson Amendment. This is the IRS rule that prohibits pastors from endorsing a candidate from the pulpit on penalty of losing the church’s tax exemption. Somehow, all this terrifies the LGBTQ crowd.

As Written and Reported by Newsmax:

Warning that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an IRS rule barring pastors from endorsing candidates from the pulpit.”

“I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said during remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile event bringing together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries.

Trump made a similar pledge as a candidate but has not detailed how he plans to scrap the rule or how quickly he will proceed in doing do.

Religious conservatives whose overwhelming support propelled Trump to the White House have been watching closely for him to deliver on promised protections for religious objectors to gay marriage and abortion. Kelly Shackelford, head of First Liberty Institute, a non-profit legal group that specializes in religious freedom cases, said no other presidential candidate was “more outspoken on their commitment to religious freedom” than Trump.

The president made no mention at the prayer breakfast of other steps he may take on those issues, saying only that religious freedom is a “sacred right.” He used his remarks to thank the American people for their prayers….

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  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    This wouldn’t be an issue if today’s churches weren’t lackeys of the government via their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt incorporation status by which they replaced Christ as their Lord of their churches for the State.

    “…By definition, a corporation is a creation and, therefore, a minion of the State. In other words, when a church incorporates under the government, the government, rather than Christ, becomes its head. Bishop Leonard H. Bolick of the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America provided an inside witness to the fact that incorporated churches are agents of the state rather than ambassadors of Yahweh:

    ‘…the church, when it comes to marriage, is an agent of the state.’53

    “Bishop Bolick was not limiting the states’ involvement in incorporated churches to simply marriage. Incorporated churches are agents of the state in all matters that the state, as its creator, dictates.

    “To petition (a form of prayer) the government for a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is an act of idolatry for the sake of filthy lucre. It is essentially a license to exist (and, therefore, among other things, to preach) granted by the false god known as WE THE PEOPLE and/or the U.S. Constitutional Republic. The same is true concerning marriage licenses….”

    For more, see “Thou shalt make unto thee any graven image,” the second in a series of ten free online booklets on each of the Ten Commandments and their respective statutes and judgments, at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/onlineBooks/second-commandment.html.

    • Kevin Watson

      Nice advertisement. Do you even know that christianity isn’t the only religion in the world?

      • Grundune

        Ignore Weiland. He’s a fringe preacher whose real agenda is the abolishment of the U.S. Constitution using the Bible as ammo.

    • Kevin Watson

      The first commandment is the best – Thou shall not have other gods before me….

      Tacit admission of other gods….

      • Grundune

        Are you forgetting all the gods the neighbors were worshiping? After all they were mentioned hence the reference. Not a tacit admission of other actual Deities but a simple reference to the idolatry of humans.

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    The solution is something BAR attorneys don’t discuss, and is located @ 26 USC 508c1A. Happy reading.

  • Jim

    Bad theology, bad constitutional law. Deplorable. Can you look, America, at what is happening as you sit back and watch? “I told you so” is going to seem so hollow.

  • littleamb3

    Churches should lose their tax exempt status if they start preaching politics. The Catholic diocese near me already “hints” about who they endorse and personally, I think they should lose their tax exempt status for that alone. I don’t know how anyone that calls themselves a Christian can vote for someone like Trump. He has no religion. He never did practice any faith. He lied to get the votes. He made Pence his VP to get the religious vote. I really don’t understand why people are so blind when it comes to him.