In his address to the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Trump vowed to “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.”
Some conservative Christian groups will welcome the promise, but many Americans may wonder what Trump was talking about. Here are five basic questions that we can answer.
1. What is the Johnson Amendment?
The Johnson Amendment regulates what tax-exempt organizations such as churches can do in the political arena.