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Tyler: Advocates for keeping nonprofits nonpartisan prevailed

The omnibus spending bill released tonight does not have language undermining the “Johnson Amendment.” Amanda Tyler, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, released the following statement:

“Those who depend on houses of worship and community nonprofits can breathe a sigh of relief, as concerted efforts to weaken the longstanding law that keeps the 501(c)(3) sector free from partisan campaigning were rebuked yet again. 

Some hoped they could slip a bad policy change into must-pass legislation, but advocates for keeping nonprofits nonpartisan spoke up and prevailed.”


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Based in Washington, D.C., the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is an 82-year-old religiously based organization working to defend religious freedom for all people and protect the institutional separation of church and state in the historic Baptist tradition.