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Trump Wants to Make Churches the New Super PACs

posted on August 2, 2016

At The Atlantic, Emma Green writes that Donald Trump promises to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which would allow religious groups to increase their political clout through lobbying and campaign donations. The 1954 law forbids tax-exempt organizations, including churches, from engaging in the political process. Green writes, “For those Americans who want more, not less, religious influence on American politics, the repeal of the Johnson Amendment is the perfect campaign promise: a guarantee of increased political power, greater freedom of speech, and more control over political dollars for groups that widely feel their electoral influence slipping.”

Read at The Atlantic