Trump’s Promise to Evangelicals: I Will ‘Destroy’ the Johnson Amendment

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debates Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Mark Ralston/Pool via AP)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump told thousands of faith leaders he would destroy a law that keeps pastors from speaking politically from the pulpit.

“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. I will do that, remember,” he promised at the annual National Prayer Breakfast.

The Johnson Amendment was created in 1954 by then Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson. It limits the free speech of pastors, essentially threatening to take away a church or non-profit’s tax-exempt status for endorsing or opposing a political candidate.

“It was the great Thomas Jefferson who said, ‘The God who gave us life, gave us liberty,’” Trump said. “Jefferson asked, ‘Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?’ Among those freedoms is the right to worship according to our own beliefs.” CBN

Trump is finally giving power to the church. These could be the steps to uniting Church and State, a crucial end time sign we are all expecting.


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