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Political Free Speech Report Sparks Disagreement

August 20th, 2013

A leading coalition for nonprofits has come out strongly against a recommendation to eliminate regulations that ban political speech by charities and religious organizations. Independent Sector (IS) in Washington, D.C., issued a statement slamming a report released yesterday by the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations (CAPRO). The 60-page report included recommendations to […]

Is the Johnson Amendment on its Way Out?

July 31st, 2012

The Johnson Amendment is contained in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, named after Lyndon B. Johnson, the sponsor of the Amendment, when it was inserted into the tax code in 1954.  It states that nonprofit tax-exempt entities could not “participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political […]

Pastors Involvement in 2012 Election

September 27th, 2011

In general, churches and other religious organizations are prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for elective public office.  The LA Times recently reported that more pastors are participating in electoral campaigns and “preaching political engagement…as never before.”  With moral issues such as abortion and gay marriage […]

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