posted on May, 6 2017 @ 12:41 PM
This gem came out within the last few days....
Sec. 2. Respecting Religious and Political Speech. All executive departments and agencies (agencies) shall, to the greatest extent practicable and
to the extent permitted by law, respect and protect the freedom of persons and organizations to engage in religious and political speech. In
particular, the Secretary of the Treasury shall ensure, to the extent permitted by law, that the Department of the Treasury does not take any adverse
action against any individual, house of worship, or other religious organization on the basis that such individual or organization speaks or has
spoken about moral or political issues from a religious perspective, where speech of similar character has, consistent with law, not ordinarily been
treated as participation or intervention in a political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate for public office by the Department of
the Treasury. As used in this section, the term "adverse action" means the imposition of any tax or tax penalty; the delay or denial of tax-exempt
status; the disallowance of tax deductions for contributions made to entities exempted from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of title 26, United
States Code; or any other action that makes unavailable or denies any tax deduction, exemption, credit, or benefit.
Meaning that religious institutions, such as the LDS cult I grew up in, seem free to participate in politics.
How is this progress?!!?
Separation of church and state should, in my opinion, also mean separation of church and politics.
Religions and non-profits have no place in politics. Politics is about greedy, pompous, rich men screwing over the average person - Religions and
charities and the like should at least pretend they are not a part of this game.
What do you people think?
edit on 6-5-2017 by deadlyhope because: (no reason given)