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by on May 17, 2013
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?”

“It pains me to say I can’t speak to that one either,” Miller replied.

After Schock pressed him further, Miller explained that although he couldn’t comment on the specific case, it would “surprise him” if that question was asked.

The report stems from the Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm for religious liberty.

From their report:

Coalition for Life of Iowa found itself in the IRS’s crosshairs when the group applied for tax exempt status in October 2008. Nearly ten months of interrogation about the group’s opposition to Planned Parenthood included a demand by a Ms. Richards from the IRS’ Cincinnati office unlawfully insisted that all board members sign a sworn declaration promising not to picket/protest Planned Parenthood. Further questioning by the IRS requested detailed information about the content of the group’s prayer meetings, educational seminars, and signs their members hold outside Planned Parenthood.

  1. Anonymous permalink

    What a bunch of jerks! The Obama admin has got to be one of the worst admins in history. Thank goodness for term limits!!!

  2. Anonymous permalink

    I’d love to impeach Obama’s lying little ass, but No. It’s better to leave him weak and impotent.

    Due to the visceral hatred most have of the IRS, this has got to hurt the Democrats. The AP story is a lot of inside baseball, but it will have it’s effect.

    Benghazi is more of a search for perjury, and Hillary is up to her nipples in it.

    Impeaching Obama gives us Biden, and allows him to elevate Hillary, and lets big stories go away…

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