A Rabbi Defends the Johnson Amendment
The Johnson amendment, named for then Senator Lyndon Johnson, prohibits tax-exempt organizations from supporting political candidates. As a Rabbi, I pray – quite literally – that it is not repealed. I lead a politically diverse (not to say 'divided ...
'Destroy' the Johnson Amendment? Trump's rhetoric meets reality
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Lyndon Johnson led a successful effort to have ambiguities in the tax law clarified with legislation explicitly stating that nonprofits, including religious groups, could not engage in partisan campaigning without losing their tax-exempt status. “The ...
Johnson Amendment limits free speech
The Feb. 11 Register editorial regarding the Johnson amendment, named after Lyndon B. Johnson, deserves some additional comment. The amendment, a 1954 provision in the tax code, allows the IRS to police the speech of nonprofits, including churches.
Analysts Weigh In on Trump's Call to Repeal Johnson Amendment
Voice of America
The Johnson Amendment was a change to the tax code introduced by then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson in 1954 in an effort to disempower two secular, tax-exempt nonprofit groups that were spending big money to block his re-election. The amended tax law ...
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