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...
Senate Tax Proposal Leaves Johnson Amendment Protections Intact

Senate Tax Proposal Leaves Johnson Amendment Protections Intact

Written by Don Byrd [UPDATE 12/5/2017: The Senate passed a tax bill 51-49 without including the House’s changes to the Johnson Amendment. The differences with the House bill will be negotiated in a conference committee.] [UPDATE 11/16/17: The House passed the...