Monday, October 12, 2009

Pulpit freedom Sunday

Recently the Alliance Defense Fund held "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" which is a peaceful event of civil disobedience in which pastors preach in specific opposition to the 1954 Johnson Amendment:
At the center of this free-speech issue is the 1954 Johnson Amendment initiated by then Sen. Lyndon Johnson. It was Johnson's move to halt pastors and conservative groups from opposing his election. Violators could lose their tax-exempt status (OneNewsNow).
The ADF (which, by the way, is very worthy of your financial support) was excited that "Eighty-three pastors from 30 states and the District of Columbia participated." I was one of them. This was up from 33 pastors in 20 states last year.

Frankly, I was disappointed. Only 83 pastors in America were willing to take a stand for freedom of speech and freedom of religion!?

That's sad.

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