Congressman: IRS asked pro-life group about 'the content of their prayers’
During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., grilled outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller about the IRS targeting a pro-life group in Iowa.
“Their question, specifically asked from the IRS to the Coalition for Life of Iowa: ‘Please detail the content of the members of your organization’s prayers,’" Schock declared.
“Would that be an inappropriate question to a 501 c3 applicant?” asked Schock. “The content of one’s prayers?”
Seriously! How is it the business of the IRS to know what the members of that Pro-Life group pray?! As if the leaders of the group could know that! Yet those same leaders have to sign, under the penalty of perjury, that what they say is true and complete! “To the best of their knowledge,” but even that’s a trap! Once the IRS accuses them in court of perjury, with the evidence of a prayer petiton that wasn’t in the group’s response, the group has to go toourt, which is very expensive! And their signs … suppose those signs will include pictures of the bodies and body parts of babies killed and ripped apart by abortionists … or maybe a picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe with the caption to the effect that Mary would not approve. How is that the business of the IRS?!