Johnson Amendment

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The Johnson Amendment is named after its author, Lyndon Baines Johnson.

The Johnson Amendment is an amendment to a 1954 law that provides that no church, or other institution of worship, or other non-profit organization, shall engage in political activity or endorse political candidates. Churches that do this risk de-certification as public charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The law was eventually revoked via Executive Order by Donald Trump on May 7, 2017, as part of an ongoing effort to undo the damages caused by Obamacare.[1]

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