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22 Jun
CHURCHES CANNOT HOST POLITICAL RALLIES

@TrumpStudents booked a rally supporting the re-election of @donaldjtrump for June 23 at the @dreamcitychurch in #Phoenix. Such a rally would be a violation of the Constitution, the federal law, and the IRS rules. 1/x
Congress created a ban on political campaign activity by charities and churches more than a half century ago. In 1954, Congress approved the #JohnsonAmendment to prohibit 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in any political campaign activity. 2/x
To the extent Congress has revisited the ban over the years, it has in fact strengthened it. The most recent change came in 1987 when Congress amended the language to clarify that the prohibition also applies to statements opposing candidates. 3/x
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