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Doug Wakefield

President, Best Minds Inc

Doug has been in the financial industry for 29 years. The focus since 2005 has been on providing investment research and weekly commentary on world markets as well as specific recommendations on third party trading managers. Doug writes the monthly research newsletter, The Investor's Mind.

Note: Broad based financial planning is not a service of Best Minds Inc. Any information shared on today's program is opinion and should not be taken as financial advice.

As the political angst builds in a nation divided, the debate over free speech has been revived in America. What is the role of the church when it comes to politics? What is the difference between a social or financial issue and a moral issue? The left has worked to blur the lines and have convinced too many Christians we shouldn’t be speaking about the Bible unless it’s behind church walls. Some have really said this!

One of the many laws that has had a detrimental effect on morality in America is the Johnson Amendment. The left has succeeded at silencing the church from speaking about biblical morality and holding our government accountable. We analyze one of the most interesting pieces of legislation ever implemented and how it has been used to bully believers.

There are some religious leaders who use the amendment as an excuse not to talk about controversial issues and others who are more concerned about their tax-exempt status than preaching the truth of Scripture regardless of popularity. We’ll discuss the many angles of this debate brought back to the spotlight thanks to a campaign promise by Donald Trump to repeal the Johnson Amendment.
In our first segment, we talk economics with Christian economist, Doug Wakefield of Best Minds Inc.