Repealing the Johnson Amendment

Mr. Trump has added a plank to this party’s platform to repeal I.R.S. rules sponsored by Lyndon Johnson in 1954 barring churches and nonprofits from expressing political free speech. . . . Trust me, the repeal of the Johnson Amendment will create a huge revolution for conservative Christians and for free speech (Jerry Falwell Jr., Republican National Convention, 2016).

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To claim that churches are not political is like claiming that Rome executed Jesus for being nice. There is nothing I can think of that, by its very nature, is more political than religion.

Simple solution: tax wealth.

Or, as a wise man once put it: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). Added another wise man: “Pay to all what is due them — taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due” (Romans 13:7). Nor are we talking about “good Christian leaders.” We are talking about the monster Nero. So, get over it.

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