Gov. Palin: ‘Surreal’ that IRS Asked Iowa Pro-Life Group What They Prayed About
Posted by Dr. Fay on May 18, 2013
Governor Palin tweeted this last night. Haters pounced, and a Twitter war broke out as supporters responded.
"IRS Asks Iowa Pro-Life Group What They Pray About" is.gd/SqR2fT ...This is just surreal.—
Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) May 17, 2013
This is the article that Gov. Palin linked to:
____________________I was asked today by a reporter if any groups in Iowa were targeted by the IRS. I didn’t know at the time. I now have my answer. The Coalition for Life of Iowa when it was applying for tax-exempt status received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service requesting details about their prayer.
The excerpt of the letter in question…
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). Organizations exempt under 501(c)(3) may present opinions with scientific or medical facts. Please explain in detail the activities at these prayer meetings. Also, please provide the percentage of time your organizations spends on prayer groups as compared with the other activities of the organization.
Wow, wow and wow…. Apparently the folks that wrote this didn’t realize that churches who are also 501(c)(3) organizations (usually) pray a lot and offer opinions all of the time. So the idea they can only present opinions with “scientific or medical facts” is categorically false.
This on top of the news that the Treasury Department knew about this scandal back in 2012. Surely they didn’t keep it quiet to shield President Obama did they?
Breitbart TV has a video clip here of Congressman Aaron Schock’s interchange with IRS Commissioner Miller, during which Schock revealed that the Iowa pro-life group had been asked by the IRS to “detail the content of the members of your organization’s prayers.”