Repealing the Johnson Amendment, which limits churches’ involvement in politics, would stain their unifying value to society, argues LaShawn Y. Warren of Inside Sources. In her view, this would additionally create a loophole for donors to disguise funding for political campaigns. As the church stands for compassion and morality, engagement in politics would hurt its unifying force and moral hygiene, says Warren, who speculates that pastors being influenced by political interests could undermine their followers’ confidence in them as mouthpieces of the almighty.
American churches should be able to take part in America’s political conversations, anything else restricts their religious liberty, implies Nate Madden of Conservative Review. He asserts that the Johnson Amendment was created by politicians; it limits freedoms established by the Bill of Rights. Churches are a pillar of American morality and compassion, which should not be absent when choosing the country's leaders, indicates Madden, who adds that restricting churches’ voices in any dialogue, even political, goes against American values of free speech.