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Government Can’t Require Churches to Abandon Constitutional Freedoms

The Perspective Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 1:53 PM
Government must justify any confiscation of private, personal or corporate money it attempts to take out of the economy. And the Johnson Amendment doesn't clear that hurdle.
traitorbill Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 3:04 PM
When does the government use the awful Kelo decision to confiscate a church whose pastor doesn't conform to government dictates? When it's refuses to perform a homosexual marriage? When it's hospital refuses to perform an abortion?

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...