Churches, non-profits could profit politically under House tax bill

(Worthy News) – Not only would houses of worship be able to more actively promote political candidates, but so would non-profit groups under a section inserted into the House tax bill an hour before it was due for a key vote.

The last-minute change affecting the so-called Johnson amendment was tucked into a 292-page “manager’s amendment” to the GOP tax plan by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady, R-Texas. The House will vote on the entire tax plan next week. It’s expected to pass easily.

The change pleased faith-based conservatives and infuriated campaign finance reformers and groups advocating separation of church and state. [ Source: The News Tribune (Read More…) ]