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Government Can’t Require Churches to Abandon Constitutional Freedoms

bpdrew Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:01 PM
They are not wanting to give up their tax status. They are challenging the Johnson Amendment as unconstitutional. Our Founding Fathers gave churches tax exempt status because if the government can tax someone they can control them and they did not want the government to control churches. They understood that we need the church to be the moral guide for society. Sometimes everyone should go back and read what the Founding Fathers said about why they did what they did, they were very very smart men. They also lost everything, their wealth, their status and even their lives to give us this great country we have the privilege to live in.

In the wake of the most successful Pulpit Freedom Sunday to date, a look at opponents who have commented publicly about the event in recent days shows that they are still attacking it for something it’s clearly not. In other words, the arguments against Pulpit Freedom Sunday fail because the premise for those arguments is all wrong.

This year, as part of the event, nearly 1,600 pastors nationwide preached sermons that analyzed the positions of various political candidates—an exercise in free speech that violates a flawed Internal Revenue Service rule known as the Johnson Amendment. The goal is to...