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Should Tax-Exempt Organizations Endorse Political Candidates?

President Trump has vowed to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment, which prevents tax-exempt entities such as churches and charitable organizations from officially endorsing or opposing a political candidate. Bill Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy, discusses the history of the amendment and the ramifications such a repeal would have on the separation of church and state in an interview with Texas Standard: http://bit.ly/2l1jkNw.