Why Repealing the Johnson Amendment Would Harm Houses of Worship

Why Repealing the Johnson Amendment Would Harm Houses of Worship

Written by Don Byrd In a new op-ed published in the Washington Post, BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler and Rabbi David Saperstein explain why they are thankful that the Johnson Amendment has remained intact to date, despite President Trump’s promise during...
Stay Alert: Johnson Amendment Opponents Are Not Giving Up

Stay Alert: Johnson Amendment Opponents Are Not Giving Up

Written by Don Byrd Religious liberty and nonprofit advocates including the Baptist Joint Committee were successful in rallying overwhelming grassroots support for a provision in the law protecting houses of worship from politicization.  Language severely...
Update: Final Tax Bill Leaves Johnson Amendment Intact

Update: Final Tax Bill Leaves Johnson Amendment Intact

Written by Don Byrd The final tax bill that emerged from conference, reconciling the Senate and House versions, leaves the Johnson Amendment unchanged. That is good news for those of us who want to keep houses of worship free of partisan politics. This victory comes...