Letter to the Editor: Don’t gut the Johnson Amendment

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 25, 2017 at 11:30 AM

To the Editor:

If House Republicans succeed in their efforts to gut the Johnson Amendment, it would open the door for big money donors and political interest groups to pressure and manipulate our nation’s churches and charities. 

Without this amendment, big donors would have free reign to use institutions meant for the social good to funnel unlimited amounts of money into political elections in secret – and get a tax break for doing it.  

The Johnson Amendment is crucial to uphold the integrity of our churches, our charities and our elections. This is why House Republicans should not gut it.

Terry Todd

Old Hickory

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