IRS Still Secretive About Plans to Monitor Church Sermons

It's more of the same. The Internal Revenue Service continues to be secretive about its intentions to investigate churches and pastors – nearly two months after it settled a lawsuit with an atheist group.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) submitted a Freedom of Information request to the IRS, asking for documents related to a legal settlement with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), in which the IRS apparently adopted new protocols and procedures for the investigation of churches.

The request was filed in July, but the IRS recently told ADF it would not provide information until Sept. 29 – well past the timeframe allowed by law – even though the information ADF is requesting is the same that the IRS has already provided to the FFRF as part of the suit. Continue>>>