Donald Trump Vowed to "Destroy" Law Banning Political Endorsements by Churches

Type: PanderingFeb 02 2017 Severity:

Trump told leaders at a National Prayer Breakfast that he would “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits churches from endorsing or opposing political candidates at the risk of losing their tax-exempt status, which only further blurs the separation between church and state.

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Quote | Trump used this to pander his religious right supporters.

Mr. Trump told religious leaders at a National Prayer Breakfast. “That is why I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.”