The Johnson Amendment restricting the speech of churches has always been heretical and unconstitutional.

Christian Theology

The Johnson Amendment restricting the speech of churches has always been heretical and unconstitutional.

It’s a religious law with its own interpretation of religion. It assumes that the state has the authority to regulate, through force, the religious practice of the people. This also makes it heretical as it assumes that the church is beneath or under the authority of the state. To be clear, the church has one head; that head is Christ.

This maxim was written into the Bill of Rights by the Princeton trained James Madison. He wrote an expression of the Reformed understanding into the Constitution of the United States:

“Article 1 – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress…

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