In possible defiance of an IRS code, churches are licensing a movie critical of Obama and showing it to their congregants.
A hit documentary film challenging President Obama will be screened in tax-exempt churches, whether the IRS likes it or not.
It is reassuring to see leaders of churches speak out that their Constitutional rights are made null and void by the government for not allowing them to address openly political and social issues in the market place. The Johnson Amendment of 1954 took their Constitutional rights and trampled on them. It’s been long enough since that occurred that those who don’t want the churches to have a voice in public are claiming “preachers are going to strike a craven blow against the separation of church and state and doll it up as if they’re doing liberty and the First Amendment a favor.” They just don’t like that fact that tens of millions of Americans remember the freedoms they used to have and disagree with those who would silence churches.
Washington D.C. in specific, government and society in general certainly have not become more moral, ethical, truthful, or faithful to the Constitution since Lyndon Johnson persuaded Congress to muscle religious leaders out of public discourse on major issues influencing the well being of America. From the nation’s very inception, America has proven the Divine ability to reinvent itself – gratefully it appears it is happening again.
The History of The Johnson Amendment of 1954