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June 10, 2013 - 2:55 pm

If every group that applied to the IRS for tax-exempt status were subjected to the kind of scrutiny that LifeNews reports one pro-life group was subjected to, we wouldn’t have a scandal. But Media Matters is out there waging its political war on Fox and attacking conservatives without interference or lectures from any IRS agents. So, we have a scandal.

ADF tells LifeNews that, in January 2011, Pro-Life Revolution, which operates from Texas under all three purposes for whcih religious groups can obtain nonprofit status, filed an application for tax-exempt status with the IRS. Four months later, the IRS sent a letter requesting “more information” and an explanation of how the organization’s activities are educational or charitable even though IRS rules specify that an organization need only operate for “one or more” of the three exempt purposes. President of Pro-Life Revolution Ania Joseph nonetheless replied and answered the IRS’s questions.

ADF indicates Joseph received a call from IRS Exempt Organization Specialist Sherry Wan in March 2012.

Wan told her that, in order to obtain a tax exemption, “You cannot force your religion or force your beliefs on somebody else…. You have to know your boundaries. You have to know your limits. You have to respect other people’s beliefs.”

Ironic, that an IRS agent would tell someone else that they have to know their boundaries.

Here’s the audio. Sherry Wan is not one of the IRS agents who have been identified in Fox 19′s reporting on the scandal from Cincinnati.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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This agent needs to lose her job and her pension. That's the only possible punishment that could scare the rest of these wannabe Gestapo agents. Don't bother trying to appeal to their sense of integrity or ethics. They have none. They are Democrats through and through.
Taking their bennies away is the only form of persuasion that works with them.
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Not quite what Clint Eastwood, as Dirty Harry, meant when he said, "A man's got to know his limitations."
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And anyone who thinks that this administratioin is going to stop this BS, is seriously deluded. What we have seen so far, is just the tip of the iceberg. The bulk of it has still not been discovered.
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Is no one willing to note the insult in a foreign born woman with a thick accent and poor English having the power to lecture native born Americans? Am I supposed to not notice this because that would be "raciss?" This is one of the many dire outcomes of multiculturalism, where the native people have lesser status than the immigrants. A sign of America's rot from within.
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Satan speaks . . .
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It's a culture within the ranks of big government
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That's some real fine customer service by the IRS! A personal follow up call on an application as well as unsolicited advice on how to avoid finding yourself in any unwanted crosshairs!

No price will be paid for this ...as per usual.
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This agent needs to lose her job and her pension. That's the only possible punishment that could scare the rest of these wannabe Gestapo agents. Don't bother trying to appeal to their sense of integrity or ethics. They have none. They are Democrats through and through.
Taking their bennies away is the only form of persuasion that works with them.
45 weeks ago
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Not quite what Clint Eastwood, as Dirty Harry, meant when he said, "A man's got to know his limitations."
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