Johnson Amendment Saved, For Now

Johnson Amendment Saved, For Now

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The National Council of Nonprofits has been pushing hard to keep the Johnson Amendment, getting more than 5,600 charities, nonprofits, foundations and houses of worship to sign on in support.

“None of us have unfettered speech,” Thompson said. Organizations and churches are allowed to talk about issues, even specific legislation, but endorsing candidates is a clear violation, he said. “This is the only bright line we’ve got,” Thompson said. “Did I endorse a candidate? That’s not vague. Did I bring a candidate in to preach but not others? That’s some pretty clear favoritism. Reasonable people understand this. People who want to endorse candidates are making stuff up to scare people.”

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