Religious conservatives in Congress just won’t quit trying to destroy the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment is the provision in federal tax law which prohibits houses of worship and other charitable organizations which receive tax-deductible donations from participating in campaign politics and elections.
We’ve already contacted you several times this year to let you know about bad bills which sought to destroy the amendment, and with your advocacy efforts we were able to defeat each of these bills. But now religious conservatives are trying to destroy the Johnson Amendment one final time before this session of Congress ends.
H.R. 88, the tax reform package scheduled to be debated by the House this week, would severely weaken the Johnson Amendment. In particular, Section 407 of the proposed Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018 would allow for churches to participate in campaign politics while maintaining a preferential tax status.
As humanists, we need to stand up and fight to protect the separation of church and state. Tell your Representative to support the Johnson Amendment and oppose this bad bill!
Thank you for standing up for secularism.