‘Because of the Absence of Leadership in the Pulpits’

Editor, Wisconsin Christian News:
      There is a never-ending effort to silence the Christian voice in this country. Lately it has ranged from forcing Christian businesses to violate their beliefs or go out of business to forcing woman and girls to just be quiet and “tolerate” men using their restrooms and locker rooms (or vice versa). However, a much earlier version of this muzzling started with the Johnson amendment of 1954.

   The Johnson Amendment was passed because Senator Johnson was upset at all the criticism he was receiving and figured the best way to quiet the opposition was to use the IRS code as the enforcer. Therefore, tax exempt organizations (i.e. churches) are prohibited from engaging in political activities and risk loss of tax-exempt status if violated. I guess he never read the Constitution or heard of the First Amendment.

   However, how many people know that the clergy were absolutely vital in the fight against the British during American Revolution?  They had NO fear in preaching from the pulpit about the political issues of the day and rallying people in the fight for independence. In fact, the “Black Robed Regiment” is the name that the British gave to the Clergy during the American struggle for independence.

   Pastor John Gabriel Muhlenberg is one of the most famous clergy during the American Revolution ...

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