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Vice President Mike Pence Will Repeal Johnson Amendment

Pence fails at basic knowledge

So sometime after Trump won the election, Mike pence produced a video where he promised to repeal the Johnson Amendment. He claimed that it prevented churches from speaking on important political issues. This is far from the truth in regards to the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment merely prevents tax-exempt organizations, including churches, from endorsing one candidate or another. It also prevents them from speaking against a candidate.

The Johnson Amendment was a change to the tax code that in theory would prevent churches from having political pull in an election in the form of support and funding.

It's just insanely ignorant to want to repeal the Johnson Amendment on the basis that it prevents church leaders from talking about abortion, gay rights, and other such topics.

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Created: 2017-01-13 07:32:38