Catholic priests and bishops now have no excuse for not speaking-out on politics.
Church Militant has just released a blockbuster interview with the Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission announcing that the Trump administration signed an executive order in 2017 barring the Treasury department from prosecuting religious organizations that speak about political issues.
For years, bishops have been using the excuse that the Johnson Amendment prohibited clergy from speaking about political issues and candidates. But the Trump administration has now effectively removed this obstacle.
You may recall that Fr. James Altman was recently disciplined by his bishop for his viral video “Faithful Catholics Cannot Be Democrats.” Bishops now have no excuse for allowing their priests to freely speak about political parties, candidates and issues.