RELIGION/TAXES: “In an interview on a Christian nationalist broadcast, Donald Trump vowed to empower religious leaders politically, by permanently ending restrictions against churches that weigh in on elections. “They’ve silenced you,” said Trump. “Christianity, I believe is being hit much harder than any other religion is.”

In his comments, aired Tuesday night, Trump blasted the so-called Johnson amendment, which dictates that nonprofits, including churches, lose their tax-free status if they weigh in directly on politics. ‘We never enforced it. We essentially ended it,’ Trump bragged of his time in the White House, adding with regret, ‘I wasn’t able to finish it. But I’ll finish it this time.'”

-Tim Dickinson, “Trump Vows to Empower Political Pastors on Christian Nationalist Broadcast,” rollingstone.com, May 2, 2023