Per @repaaronschock: The IRS asked a pro-life group to disclose "the content of their prayers." WTF.—
Chris Hayes' Bike (@JimmyPrinceton) May 17, 2013
It wasn’t just Tea Party groups that were targeted by the IRS; the agency also reportedly subjected pro-life groups to extra scrutiny. Life News reports that the IRS subjected one organization to “repeated and lengthy unconstitutional requests for information about the viewpoint and content of its educational communications, volunteer prayer vigils, and other protected activities.”
During today’s congressional hearing on the IRS scandal-fest, GOP Rep. Aaron Schock asked acting commissioner Steven Miller if the IRS had indeed asked a pro-life group about its prayers:
If this is true, it’s unconscionable. Just don’t expect Miller to concede that point:
Breaking: Acting IRS commissioner doesn't know if it's ok for IRS to ask content of applicants' prayers.—
Jack Chase (@chasepolitics) May 17, 2013
Miller doesn't know whether or not asking the content of ones prayers is appropriate for IRS. Says he would need "context" of question.—
st. clair caddell jr (@stbythec) May 17, 2013
IRS' Miller said he doesn't know whether it's appropriate to ask religious non-profits to disclose the "content of their prayers."—
Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 17, 2013
Obama's appointed IRS head can't even say its wrong for IRS to question a group re the "content of its prayers."—
Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) May 17, 2013
Didn’t know if it was inappropriate? Really?
Unbelievable. And sickening.
Imagine for a moment the arrogance of the IRS asking for the content of a groups prayers.—
Ms Ryan (@hoosierclinger) May 17, 2013
The IRS asked questions about the content of the prayers of the members to a pro-life group. Is this real life?—
Brittany Cohan (@bccohan) May 17, 2013
It’s getting more and more difficult to tell.
Video of the exchange:
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with a quote from Life News.