LTRP Note: We are posting this article for informational and research purposes only. It is not intended to be an endorsement for the organizations mentioned or for the 501 (c) 3 government status (a status Lighthouse Trails chose not to take eleven years ago). This is a follow up to our article last week: “IRS Admits to Intentional Targeting of Conservative Groups.”
By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
Washington, D.C. – Several pro-life and Christian groups have come forward with allegations that they were among the numerous organizations that were unlawfully targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
As previously reported, approximately 75 groups were reportedly subjected to strict scrutiny during the 2012 presidential election simply because of certain key words in their applications, and were sent tedious questionnaires to dig further into their operations. In some cases, the IRS also requested lists of all donors and members’ names.
“It was an error in judgment, and it was not appropriate, but that’s what they did,” said Lois Lerner, department head for tax exempt organizations. “I think they were insensitive, or less sensitive than they should have been.”
But new developments indicate that questionable activity even predated the election. Click here to continue reading.