Now an IRS agent in every Church? Agrees to monitor sermons


Is this another sweet heart “out of court” settlement deal? The EPA has been notorious in the so-called “out of court” deals. A “friendly” environmental group files a suit and of course the EPA is more than happy to come up with a so-called “settlement” which is nothing more than a wink and a nod on the part of both parties. Now we are moving on to the Churches? I am sure Lois Lerner is smiling. Interesting that today we learn that the IRS was giving “special attention” to those supporting Israel. Here we go:

The IRS has agreed to pay closer attention to what is said in houses of worship after reaching a settlement with a secularist group in federal court last week.

On Friday, the IRS settled a lawsuit filed in 2012 by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF). The Wisconsin group brought the lawsuit because it said the IRS was ignoring complaints about churches violating their tax-exempt statuses. Specifically, FFRF said many churches promote political issues, legislation, and/or candidates from the pulpit in violation of the 1954 Johnson Amendment, which requires that non-profits not endorse candidates.

According to FFRF, the IRS has not followed a 2009 ruling requiring it to hire someone to keep an eye on church politicking. The IRS says it hasn’t ignored the ruling, but merely failed to follow it.

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But let us not stop here. We know the drill about the targeting of the iRS.  Churches and now the support of  Israel will put a bulls eye on one.

Today, more emails were released from Congressional investigations into the IRS scandal. You know, the one where our Dear Leader used federal agencies to target the political opposition with repression and abuse.  The Wall Street Journal reports today, in an article called “The IRS’s Foreign Policy, that now evidence has emerged that it wasn’t just American conservative groups our president was criminally targeting for special attention.  It was targeting groups supporting the Jewish State of Israel.

An IRS email unearthed in Congressional discovery asks these questions to a Jewish group applying for tax-exempt status: (1) “Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel?” and (2) “Describe your organization’s religious belief system toward the land of Israel.”  So tell me how that issue is worthy of IRS attention?  The obvious answer is that it is not.  It’s only relevant to a presidential administration taking its cues from an anti-semitic leader.

By the way, on Monday, the IRS filed motions to stop all discovery in the case.  This lawsuit is not even asking for damages.  I wonder what they are afraid of?

Read more at Western Journalism

10 Responses to “Now an IRS agent in every Church? Agrees to monitor sermons”

  1. disturbeddeputy Says:

    Reblogged this on disturbeddeputy and commented:
    Your faith IS under attack.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks greatly. Stop by again.

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  2. Petermc3 Says:

    Right Bunker, I was going to ask why preaching violence and sedition in mosques and providing gobs of money to enemies of america is off limits ? If only we had a constitution prohibiting tax exempt religious institutions from engaging in such activities.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Churches need to stay out of politics. But the IRS will be more than happy to pick and choose until then.

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      • Nelson in Texas Says:

        Sorry, but the nature of teaching the Bible verse by verse means you have to deal things political. So a Church cannot completely stay out of politics. We at our Church do not endorse a certain political party as we know we have people from different parties. But we cannot avoid things like a person’s right to life, Israel, healthcare, marriage, Christian persecution etc etc.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Is that politics? I think of it as a belief. It is not supporting a candidate, I left my Church because it was not about our individual beliefs but because I was suppose to feel bad because of what I had achieved in order to distribute to others. Thanks for your comment, I appreciate your point of view.

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  3. Angel Says:

    ah yes they must target Jews and Christians,,after all they are the ones destroying the world right?..sarcasm duly noted please! :-)Angel

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Bet the mosques are off limits!

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  4. Paul H. Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks

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