CHURCH Free Speech Fairness Act

Join the Movement to Free America’s Pulpits

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.

Call on Congress to Act Now!

Sign the Coalition Letter to Congress

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After nearly ten years of ADF legal advocacy to fix the Johnson Amendment, the IRS has still refused to allow a court challenge to this unconstitutional law. It’s time for Congress to act. If passed, the FSFA will fix the Johnson Amendment and restore your right as a pastor to speak freely on all matters that God puts on your heart—without fear of government punishment.

By signing your name to the letter, your voice will join a nationwide movement of pastors calling on Congress to pass the Free Speech Fairness Act and put an end to IRS intimidation and censorship. A scandal-filled government agency like the IRS simply cannot be trusted with our constitutionally protected rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion.

The decision to discuss today’s most relevant political and theological issues should rest with the church, not the government. Your signature alongside those of faith leaders across the nation will bring unprecedented awareness to our leaders in Congress that this is a non-partisan, multi-faith, winning issue that they must make right.

You can read the letter here.


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