On Thursday, May 4th, on National Day of Prayer, the president signed an executive order allowing for religious organizations such as churches to practice their 1st amendment right of free speech. I will get to why this is great (though, it should be obvious), but first, I must address the issue that we see from the previous sentence. Why does the president have to sign an executive order to give churches a fundamental constitutional freedom back? The answer can be found in the Johnson Amendment of 1954.
The Johnson Amendment restricts (still enacted, as Congress is the one that can repeal it) churches and religious organizations from endorsing or opposing a political candidate. This restricts religious organizations from speaking in favor of or against a political candidate or ISSUE, under the penalty of losing tax-exemption status.
As you probably know, every political issue is an ethical issue - from abortion to gay marriage to health insurance to taxation. And the Church's job is to preach ethical issues contained in the Bible. If you're a Christian and you're complaining that pastors for the most part don't speak up about these things, blame it on democrats and this unconstitutional law...
What this executive order does is ease IRS enforcement of the rule. But, hey, leave it to a Democrat to enact a law that does its best to hold churches hostage with taxation in the first place.
Amidst everything that’s been happening over the last month, from attacking a Syrian air base to Trump meeting with the Chinese president as the aforementioned attack was happening, to Congress voting on a trillion dollar spending bill, I have to say that this action by the president is the most satisfactory so far. Yes, he also signed executive orders to ban people from coming in from terror-related nations and to defund sanctuary cities, but so far, this is the one that shows the most upside for Christians and freedom-lovers nationwide that, at the same time, shouldn’t bother Democrats all too much. Granted, knowing how Democrats operate, they might try and still block this one as well, but they have the least amount of reason to do so. They don’t exactly lose anything with this.
I look forward to seeing this executive order be enacted, hoping that this will lead to the ultimate repeal of such a restricting law.
In previous articles, I’ve talked about how God placed Trump in the White House to keep evil out of it, and, particularly in the latest one, to get us just a bit closer to Him. Let me tell you, we would never have gotten anything similar to this with a Clinton presidency. The Left absolutely hates Christianity and Jesus, even if some of them claim to be Christians. Look, no matter how many times a liberal tells me Obama is a Christian, I refuse to believe that for a second. He is as far from being a Christian as you can be. I can only remember one instance of him going to church, and I think that was just for Easter.
The Left hates Christianity. They have for the longest time. The Johnson Amendment was created by Lyndon B. Johnson roughly 10 years before he was even president. No elected politician can claim to be Christian and then turn around and do something detrimental to Christianity in the U.S. Enacting such a law is very clearly anti-Christian. Adding a section into Obamacare that forces employers to provide for contraception is anti-Christian and UNETHICAL. Allowing for the very definition of marriage, which was defined by the Bible, to be unsanctified is anti-Christian and UNETHICAL. And allowing for the mass murder of innocent babies under the guise of “women’s health” is incredibly anti-Christian and UNETHICAL.
Trump, as of Thursday, has worked to reverse the effects of one of these anti-Christian, Democrat-backed laws. I don’t know just how far he’ll try to go, or how far he’ll even get. I don’t expect gay marriage to be outlawed by the end of Trump’s presidency. I don’t expect Roe v. Wade to be overturned in the next 8 years either, but I can certainly pray that they will.
The simple fact that at least SOMETHING POSITIVE is happening for the Christian community and our beloved country is a miracle of its own. Like I said before, we wouldn’t have gotten something like this from the Left. We didn’t get anything like this from the Obama administration and we wouldn’t have gotten anything like it from a Hillary Clinton administration. This is precisely why we must thank God that Trump won the election back in November 2016. The Lord knew what was in the hearts and minds of the Left and He also knew what was in the heart and mind of Donald Trump. He knew who simply HAD to win the election in order for this country to not be on God’s bad side any longer.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
Author: Freddie M.
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