Christian Lawmakers Working to Keep Free Speech, Charitable Contributions in Tax Plan

(Worthy News) - In a victory for religious liberty advocates, the House voted to include a repeal of the Johnson Amendment in their tax cut bill that passed the House Thursday.

Congressman Jody Hice, R - Georgia, co sponsor of the Free Speech Fairness Act, tells CBN News when he was a Baptist pastor he personally faced intimidation from the IRS and it's time to "liberate churches."

"This is a major step for religious liberty," says Hice. "I have personally been the recipient of the other side of this Johnson Amendment and faced the intimidation and the fear and I know hundreds and hundreds of other pastors have as well. So it's time that we get this right and we liberate churches and other non-profit leaders to be able to speak without fear of their government." [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]

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  1. Well, isn't that just a two-edged sword.

    On the positive side, we can now discover much more easily, where whole churches, even denominations align themselves with a particular politician or political party, and leave.

    Salvation is not in any Party, political or otherwise. It very well may be a good thing to side with a particular (political) leader or two, but when your congregation codifies support for anyone or anything in the secular world (i.e. politics) it's time to find another group.

    We are followers of Y'shua (Jesus) not looking for the newest 1 or 2 term idol to wrap our hopes around. We have sure salvation in Messiah, the King of kings, the Right Hand of the Father.

    This change in US laws will allow us to see firsthand what really goes on in far too many Church Board meetings and their Secretary's, instead of meetings of real elders (and elderesses) to decide what is good and right for their congregations.

    Again, God is calling. He is calling His people OUT of Churches, this will help many "see" what their church is headed for, what it's real goals and agendas are aimed at.

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