July 25, 2017 – Faith & America 4: Religion and Politics-Johnson Amendment
Season 10, Episode 30
Should religion run the government? If so, whose religion? This week on Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we’ll discuss faith, the separation of church and state, and the executive order intended to weaken the Johnson Amendment. This is the fourth installment of what we began on 4th of July as a series during the month of July entitled: “Faith & America.” On May 4th an executive order was signed by Donald Trump intended to limit the treasury department’s action against religious organizations engaged in political campaign activities. And while it is projected that this Executive Order may have little impact, it may represent the first attempt to do what Trump promised in February which was to: ‘ “totally destroy” the law known as the Johnson amendment.’ We’ll talk about both this Executive Order and larger issues of the separation of religion and the government. Faith, the separation of government and religion, and the current state of the Johnson amendment — we’ll talk about all of it on this episode of Friends Talking Faith.