Government Tries to Redefine First Amendment in Major Federal Prayer Case

Government Tries to Redefine First Amendment in Major Federal Prayer Case

Government Tries to Redefine First Amendment in Major Federal Prayer Case Attorneys with First Liberty Argue in Court for Woman Ordered Not to Pray in Her Home Government : Oral arguments took place March 21 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on behalf of First Liberty client Mary Anne Sause of Louisburg, Kansas. Ms. Sause was ordered by police to stop praying in her own home. Her lawsuit was rejected by a federal district court that said that the police’s order “may have offended her,…

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Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea?

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea?

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea? Repealing : Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast last Thursday, President Donald Trump vowed to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which prevents houses of worship and other tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political campaigning. Trump declared to the crowd, “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.” The Johnson Amendment, a 1954 federal law put forth by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, makes an organization’s tax-exempt status…

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