As a pastor, you should be free to teach as God leads, without interference from the government. But for more than 60 years, the IRS has used the Johnson Amendment to censor what you and other pastors preach from the pulpit.
Under the Johnson Amendment, your First Amendment rights have become bargaining chips to be exchanged for a tax status. Pastors who share truth on biblical issues – like the sanctity of life and marriage – could risk intrusive IRS audits, incur steep fines, and even jeopardize their church’s tax-exempt status.
It’s time to fix the Johnson Amendment. Right now, we have the opportunity to restore free speech to all nonprofits, including churches and their leaders, through the Free Speech Fairness Act (FSFA). But we need your help.