Religious Studies Professor Offers Response to the Potential Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

In response to president Donald Trump’s comments regarding his plans to repeal the Johnson Amendment — which prevents houses of worship and other tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political campaigning — Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, joins other experts to debate the pros and cons of the potential repeal. In his op-ed for U.S. News & World Report, Schmalz explains his support of the repeal and criticism of the amendment, citing it as “incoherent as policy and ineffectual as law when applied to churches and other religious organizations.”

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