IRS Scandal: Agent Sherry Wan Lays Down the “Law” to Pro-lifers

 

The IRS scandal is deepening as a new tape has been released today showing a disturbing phone call the Internal Revenue Service placed to a non-profit organization.

Alliance Defending Freedom, a pro-life legal group, made the audio available today of IRS officials telling a group that provides support to women in abusive pregnancy situations to keep its faith to itself. In the recorded phone conversation, an IRS agent lectures the president of the organization about forcing its religion and beliefs on others and inaccurately explains that the group must remain neutral on issues such as abortion.

ADF is providing legal representation for the group — which did not receive its tax-exempt status until last week after waiting nearly two and a half years after applying for it.

“The IRS is a tax collector; it shouldn’t be allowed to be the speech and belief police,” said Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley. “The current scandal isn’t new but has merely exposed the abuse of power that characterizes this agency and threatens our fundamental freedoms.”

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.”

In February of this year, the IRS requested additional information in another letter and attempted to apply a standard for tax exemption to Pro-Life Revolution that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held to be unconstitutional in 1980. Alliance Defending Freedom pointed this out in a letter responding to the IRS, which finally granted tax-exempt status to the organization in a letter received Thursday.

Go here to read the appalling rest at Lifesite News.  Go here to read a transcript of the spiel of Sherry Wan.  Go here to read a letter in which Erik W. Stanley of the Alliance Defending Freedom devastatingly explains to Ms. Wan the law in this area and how she completely mistated and twisted it in regard to Pro-Life Revolution.  I wonder how many other pro-life organizations Ms. Wan did this to?  She completely mistated the law, deliberately I assume, or she is grossly incompetent.  The IRS was determined to neuter and stop pro-life and conservative groups at the bidding of their political masters in the Obama administration, and they were not going to let a little thing like the law stand in their way.

9 Responses to IRS Scandal: Agent Sherry Wan Lays Down the “Law” to Pro-lifers

  • So barring a miracle from the good Lord, what exactly is going to stop the IRS, Obama, his minions and the rest of the Democrats? I am sorry if I seem so pessimistic, but there is a whole lot of hand-wringing on our part, and little reporting about this in the popular main stream media. Indeed, most of my co-workers are completely ignorant (I do not mean that in a derogatory way, but simply factually) about all these things: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, NSA wiretapping, IRS harassment, etc. So what exactly is going to stop this godless President. :-( OK, I ranted enough. I am sorry this puts me in such a foul mood. I should go for my evening walk and pray the Rosary for our Republic.

  • Thought police aka IRS.

    Pray and Prepare.

    Take heart knowing that this pitch black evening must give way to the power of everlasting light.
    Thank God!

  • “So barring a miracle from the good Lord, what exactly is going to stop the IRS, Obama, his minions”

    Us.

  • The recitation of The Holy Rosary by the oppressed faithful has worked miracles before.

  • “Us”

    Love you, Donald McClarey. Ever the optimist!

  • “So barring a miracle from the good Lord, what exactly is going to stop the IRS, Obama, his minions and the rest of the Democrats?” Either natural incompetence or the suicidal urge that always asserts itself in evil. But regardless of whether it is under the Democrats or under their willing co-conspirators, the Republicans, I am convinced that this country can no longer avoid a hard crash in just about every way conceivable. Once everything is taken away from us — wealth, power, prestige, and pride — we will see what the American people really are, and indeed if America is a real nation or just an artificial political alliance. Poland is a real nation, and the proof is that it has disappeared from the map several times — only to reappear later. If America ever disappears, could it ever reappear?

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