Leroy N. Soetoro
2017-05-03 23:19:25 UTC
President Donald Trump is expected to take executive action on Thursday to
effectively lift a ban on political activity by churches and other tax-
exempt institutions, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.
Trump will mark the National Day of Prayer by issuing guidance to federal
agencies like the Treasury Department on how to interpret a 1954 law known
as the Johnson Amendment that prohibits churches, charities and
educational institutions from participating in political campaigns.
Trump frequently complained about the amendment during his campaign for
the presidency, bolstering his support among religious conservatives who
contend it violates free speech and religious freedom rights.
The Treasury Department has the power to withdraw tax-exempt status for
religious organizations, and the order is expected to give the department
guidance on how to enforce the law, the White House official said,
speaking on condition of anonymity as details of the guidance were still
being worked out.
Changing the law altogether would require action in the Republican-led
Civil liberties and gay rights groups fear Trump's religious liberty order
could include provisions to allow government agencies and businesses to
deny services to gay people in the name of religious freedom. The groups
have argued that kind of declaration would be unconstitutional.
It was not clear on Wednesday whether the order would include that type of
measure, the official said.
Donald J. Trump, 304 electoral votes to 227, defeated compulsive liar in
denial Hillary Rodham Clinton on December 19th, 2016. The clown car
parade of the democrat party has run out of gas.
Congratulations President Trump. Thank you for ending the disaster of the
Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp.
ObamaCare is a total 100% failure and no lie that can be put forth by its
supporters can dispute that.
Obama jobs, the result of ObamaCare. 12-15 working hours a week at minimum
wage, no benefits and the primary revenue stream for ObamaCare. It can't
be funded with money people don't have, yet liberals lie about how great
Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the eight
years he was in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood queer
liberal democrat donors.