Billy and Franklin Graham were also targets of the IRS

Via the Politico:

The IRS came after Billy Graham, too, his son charged Tuesday in a letter to  President Barack Obama.

Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association  and the family’s international humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, said  that the IRS notified the organizations in September that it was conducting a “review” of their activities for tax year 2010.

With the IRS admitting it gave extra scrutiny to conservative  political organizations, Graham says he now believes that the review was part of  an Obama administration effort of “targeting and attempting to intimidate  us.”

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association urging of voters to back “candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the  nation of Israel” during last year’s presidential race was the reason why IRS  agents visited the North Carolina offices of both Graham groups, the letter  accuses.

“While these audits not only wasted taxpayer money, they wasted money contributed by donors for ministry purposes as we had to spend precious resources servicing the IRS agents in our offices,” Graham wrote in the letter, which was shared with POLITICO. “I believe that someone in the administration was  targeting and attempting to intimidate us. This is morally wrong and unethical – indeed some would call it ‘un-American.”

 



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