We are all aware of the accusations that the IRS has misused its power to bully and target conservative groups. This would make these groups less effective in their efforts to educate and encourage voters. There was clearly a bias, as these same problems did not occur with liberal groups.
Now, we see that this was not just political, but religious groups that these political henchmen were after.
The Washington Times reports
Documents obtained by a government watchdog show that the originator of the “After School Satan Club” received speedy tax-exempt status while conservative groups were stuck in bureaucratic red tape under the Obama administration.
“While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) makes conservative groups wait years for tax-exempt status an ‘After School Satan Club‘ launched to hinder Christian-based counterparts got its nonprofit ranking in just ten days,” Judicial Watch said in a statement released March 16. “The classification is offered to charitable, religious and educational organizations that operate as nonprofits. Under the Obama administration, IRS political appointees illegally targeted conservative groups, either making them wait up to seven years for tax-exempt status or denying their application altogether.”
The watchdog said that Reason Alliance’s application turned up after Freedom of Information Act Requests related to the IRS’s approval process.
The important thing to notice is this organization’s purpose. They wished to promote a non-Christian, left-leaning understanding of the world. This would not only affect the current but future elections.
This group wants to counter the efforts of Christians, a group predominately Anti- big government, Anti-Abortion, and Anti-high taxation. This was an attempt to pick winners and losers. It is plain to see that this would affect one group for good, while the other for bad.
This Wait would make people think long and hard before giving to the Conservative organization because they would not be able to use it as a tax write-off. But, the person who would think of giving to the Reason Alliance would have an extra incentive.
How far does the corruption go?