Democrats Are Going to Regret Beto’s Stance on Conservative Churches

For The Atlantic, Washington University in St. Louis’s John Inazu, a law and religion professor, writes that he opposes Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s comments at last week’s LGBTQ right forum. (Inazu is on the faculty of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, which publishes this journal.) He writes, “The former Texas congressman caused quite a stir when he said he would support revoking the tax-exempt status of religious institutions—colleges, churches, and charities—if they opposed same-sex marriage.” Inazu argues, “Threatening the loss of tax exemption to hundreds of thousands of religious organizations, including many that serve the most vulnerable in our society, is not the way to go.”

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