Should Churches Endorse Political Candidates? | SSpencer TRitchey FMorris | 26 min

May 10, 2017

Trump wants to eliminate/repeal the Johnson Amendment, if successful, churches and other non-profits would be allowed to endorse political candidates.  What would be the impact?  

The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are the most common type of nonprofit organization in the United States, ranging from charitable foundations to universities and churches. Named for then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of

Our Guests:

  • Tammie Ritchey, Executive Director, Regional One Health Foundation
  • Faith Morris, Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer, National Civil Rights Museum
  • Dr. Stacy Spencer, Pastor, New Directions Christian Church 

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