The Church and Freedom of Speech

Churches Silenced By Government

Churches in the United States are prohibited from speaking out about legislation. They are further prohibited from speaking out in favor or against political candidates. If a church engages in the political process it will lose its tax exempt status and may not be able to financially support itself.

Separation of Church and State

The U.S. Constitution does not say that there should be a “separation of church and state” it says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …” This has been twisted to mean “separation of church and state.”

We Need God in Government

We need God, and godly men and women, in government. What we do not need is government interfering in church.

A Call to Action

We should all call our congressmen and senators and demand that the internal revenue code be changed to allow churches to engage in the political process and keep their tax exempt status.

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2 thoughts on “The Church and Freedom of Speech

  1. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. The founding father’s wanted to avoid the religious and political tyranny that occurred in Europe under the Catholic church. That’s why the first amendment is worded the way that it is and yet still allows Christians and other religious believers to be elected to political office while preventing them from using congress to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us through the force of law.

  2. Electing Christians who would put Christian values into our legislation is not unconstitutional. A tax system that punishes churches for discussing political issues and candidates is. The first amendment reads,

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    Fact: The IRS punishes churches who want the freedom to talk about political candidates or legislation.

    Anyone who reads the first amendment literally should be able to see that this practice is perhaps the beginning of the exact tyranny you talk about. Let me say it again. Churches are being punished for speaking freely! To me this is an outrage.

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