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In addition to repealing the Johnson amendment, the president was also reportedly considering lines in the executive order which vaguely declared the administration as a protector and promoter of religious liberty.

The order also aims to allow employers to deny covering contraception for employers if that clashes with the religious beliefs of the bosses.

The executive order, titled "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty", instructs the Attorney General to provide guidance to all agencies on "interpreting religious liberty protections in Federal law".

However at the same time as evangelical praised the White House, Freedom from Religion and other civil liberties groups launched lawsuits to challenge the order.

Jesus wan't political. He just said, "Follow me". "That is a really big deal".

"The actions taken today are a broadside to our country's long-standing commitment to the separation of church and state", the organization said.

"We are giving churches their voices back", Trump said during the ceremony at the White House. And Baylor called the promised "regulatory relief" from the birth control coverage requirement "disappointingly vague".

"It doesn't evade campaign finance regulation, it doesn't create a path for deductible campaign spending, and it ought to be protected", University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock told me.

"President Trump's prior assertion that he wished to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment with this order has proven to be a textbook case of 'fake news, '" Romero said. Although a president can not actually repeal the regulation, his act may encourage some churches to engage in partisan politics. Democrats and their GOP colleagues argued at length the fundamental goal of the now retired regulation and how it comported with the First Amendment.

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In more recent decades, as a part of this law to exempt religious organizations from paying taxes, the US has required they can not publicly endorse political candidates. "The executive branch will honor and enforce those protections", the order reads in part.

The IRS does not make public its investigations of such cases, but only one church is known to have lost its tax-exempt status as a result of the prohibition. The Church at Pierce Creek in Conklin, New York, was penalized for taking out newspaper ads telling Christians they could not vote for Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election.

"After careful review of the order's text we have determined that the order does not meaningfully alter the ability of religious institutions or individuals to intervene in the political process".

Regarding the second component, Anderson notes that language addressing the Johnson Amendment "doesn't concern the most pressing religious liberties facing Americans".

He said: 'No one should be censoring sermons or targeting pastors'. Almost 100 clergy and faith leaders from across a range of denominations sent a letter last month to congressional leaders urging them to uphold the regulation. But some experts said it amounts to a mostly symbolic gesture with little likelihood of changing how the agency polices the issue.

Briefing reporters Wednesday evening, a senior Trump administration official downplayed the possibility that churches would soon act as political groups advocating for particular candidates.

In a full-page ad printed in Politico, more than 1,300 members of clergy argue that the order would turn religious freedom "into a weapon to discriminate against broad swaths of our nation, including LGBTQ people, women, and children in foster care".

The conservative Christian group, Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said the executive order didn't go far enough, calling it a "beginning, not an end".

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