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.