Tax proposal targets the Johnson Amendment

Tax proposal targets the Johnson Amendment

By Jennifer Hawks, BJC Associate General Counsel As Congress works on passing a tax bill this year, the protections of the “Johnson Amendment” for houses of worship continue to be on the chopping block. Both the House and Senate passed their versions of tax reform...
BJC joins brief in religious display case

BJC joins brief in religious display case

By Jennifer Hawks, BJC Associate General Counsel A 34-foot Latin cross on government property is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, as a federal court in Florida held earlier this year. The Baptist Joint Committee is one of several religious organizations...