Written by Don Byrd

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and other religious liberty advocates are asking everyone concerned about keeping politics out of our houses of worship to take action. You can be a part of this effort! On Tuesday, March 6, people across the country will contact their U.S. Senators and and remind them not to touch the Johnson Amendment in the new budget.

In a fantastic new podcast, BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler and Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits discuss the importance of keeping the current law intact to protect nonpartisanship in 501(c)(3) organizations including houses of worship. They discuss the myriad of legislative threats to the law that occurred in 2017 and those they expect to unfold as this year progresses.

Most importantly, they discuss ways that people of faith are working together with other nonprofit advocates to urge lawmakers against weakening Johnson Amendment protections, and how you can add your voice. You can find the podcast here, and get ready to contact your Senator next week to let them know our houses of worship are best supported by leaving electoral politics out. The Johnson Amendment accomplishes just that.

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For more background on the importance of the Johnson Amendment, see the BJC’s new Johnson Amendment page and the Community Not Candidates page