President Trump promised to safeguard “freedom of religion” during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, vowing to repeal a provision of the tax code that prevents religious nonprofits from engaging in openly political activity and doubling down on his aggressive anti-terror message, the Washington Examiner reported.
“My administration will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty in our land,” Trump said. “America must forever remain a tolerant society … where all of our citizens can feel safe and secure.”
“There are those that would seek to enter our country for the purpose of spreading violence,” Trump said. “The world is under serious, serious threat in so many different ways, and I’ve never seen it so much and so openly as since I took the position of president.
Trump also pledged to repeal a tax code provision called the Johnson Amendment, which bars churches from participating in political campaigns.
“I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” Trump said.