In 1954 Senator Lyndon Johnson introduced an amendment to the Tax Code (without debate or analysis) that prohibited church endorsement of candidates even from the pulpit on penalty of losing their tax exempt status. This law has NEVER be enforced by the IRS who is obviously afraid any action would eventually end in a decision by the Supreme Court. It is easy to pass unconstitutional laws and use them as coercion and leverage against the target population as in this case. We would not have had a revolution if not for our pastors speaking from the pulpit against unjust actions by the King. We would not have abolished slavery or fought a civil way to protect the republic if not for the conviction of Pastors speaking from the pulpit.