Erik Stanley

The enforcement arm for the Johnson Amendment is the IRS. This means the very agency that oversees tax exempt entities is given the power to take such status away from churches if their pastors don’t comport with government mandates.

The First Amendment applies to all Americans, even to pastors. And on October 2, 2011, we encourage pastors around the country to stand up against governmental overreach and constitutional infringement, and exercise the constitutional rights they have always had to talk about how various political candidates match up with Biblical principles.


Erik Stanley

Erik Stanley is senior legal counsel, director of Church Project with Alliance Defending Freedom.