Repealing the Johnson Amendment will create a loophole in campaign disclosure laws; nonpartisanship is a cornerstone principle that has strengthened the public’s trust of the charitable community.
In fact, Francis is closely aligned with conservative Republican ideology; particularly in his position on addressing poverty and social issues such as homosexuality, same-sex marriage, birth control, and women’s rights.
The IRS is tasked with collecting taxes to fund services all Americans depend on, but they can’t properly do their jobs because funding cuts have left them understaffed and impotent.
Regardless if religious organizations abuse their agreement with the IRS or not, it is long past the time to end their government-sanctioned and taxpayer-funded entitlements once and for all.
A prescient question Romney will not answer is why he hates retired Americans, the poor, and disabled Veterans, and yet loves his church when neither group pays income taxes.
On October 7, about a thousand preachers will violate the requirement they agreed to with the IRS by actively providing specific guidance about how to vote on issues and candidates.