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Pastors Without Politics
Leslie Loftis, Arc

How the Johnson Amendment quiets the pulpit.

Religious Freedom Advocates Urge Trump to Sign Executive Order
Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal

Conservatives and religious groups are calling on President Donald Trump to stand firm on a draft executive order asserting the federal government recognize religious freedom as not only the right to worship but the right to express one’s religion.

Why disabilities rights activists like me sided with the NRA on an Obama gun control rule
Ari Ne’eman, Vox

[W]hen it comes to gun violence, both parties use people with mental illness as props — in ways that don’t help public safety, and that put vulnerable people at risk. In this case, it was the Democrats that got the issue wrong.

Repeal the Johnson Amendment to Free Religious Speech
John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine

Religious freedom, in all its wonderful, public expression, is the first right of every American. People have the right to be religious and to draw out the implications of what being religious means for how they live their lives.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).