We say: Repealing the Johnson Amendment would inevitably tarnish the church by subjecting it even more to the temptation to politicize the Gospel.
Internal Revenue Service
A nonprofit legal organization has launched a campaign called "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" to encourage politically motivated sermons that could challenge the Johnson amendment to the tax code.
A lawsuit alleged the IRS routinely ignored complaints by the Freedom from Religion Foundation and others about churches promoting political candidates, issues or proposed legislation.
Ongoing investigations in the Seattle archdiocese have yielded no clear answers to the source of the breach of personal information that was used in a fraudulent tax return scheme.
The Seattle archdiocese has set six regional meetings to discuss the ongoing impact of an expansive personal information security breach.