Author Topic: IRS Agent to Pro-Life Group: ‘Please Explain in Detail the Activities at [Your] Prayer Meetings’  (Read 286 times)

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Offline AbaraXas

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Hey, remember back in 2004, when Barack Obama, then still a candidate for the US Senate in Illinois, said in the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, July of 2004 that put him in on the national map:

    The pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States: red states for Republicans, blue States for Democrats. But I’ve got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states.

The IRS asking what American citizens are praying about? That’s totally cool, though.

“This passage could have come directly from George Orwell’s imagination, emphasis mine,” Allahpundit writes at Hot Air, linking to testimony from Sue Martinek, President of the Coalition for Life of Iowa to the House Ways and Means Committee today:

    “[T]he IRS continued questioning us,” Martinek continued. “On June 22, 2009, IRS Agent Richards sent us additional written requests, as follows: ‘Please explain how all of your activities, including the prayer meetings held outside of Planned Parenthood are considered educational as defined under 501(c)(3).”

    She added: “Organizations exempt under 501(c)(3) may present opinions with scientific or medical facts. Please explain in detail the activities at the prayer meetings....
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