I hesitate to post this and I mean no disrespect toward anyone’s religion. I honor everyone’s First Amendment Right to practice their religion.
I hadn’t been to church in many years outside of weddings and funerals. I grew up in a religious household and I ended up agreeing to disagree with my family, when I decided I was at a minimum agnostic if not an atheist.
Recently I ended up in a church for a ceremony for a family member. I was there under my own recognizance and I could have left at any time. I had forgotten about the fetish with lambs, blood and shepherds. I know this is all allegory, but in my mind it was pretty sick: talk of “washing in blood” and similar suggestions.
This is relevant because I understand the Senate version of this bill will now allow 501 c-3 and c-4s to lead political discussions from the pulpit. Churches already enjoy local, state and federal tax relief under the idea that their non-profit status is a benefit to the community and separation from politics.
I am really disappointed that churches, under this bill, while maintaining non-profit status, would be able to to preach politics.