On May 4, 2017, President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. He intended to target the Johnson Amendment and its regulations on tax-exempt organizations and its prohibition on participating in political campaigns. Trump referred to the Executive Order as “giving the churches their voices back.” However, the Executive Order’s directive is not quite as strong as President Trump touted it to be. It can be summarized as “IRS, do the job you’ve been doing.” The Executive Order states “In particular, the Secretary of the Treasury shall ensure, to the extent permitted by law,......


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