Of course, all government inquiries are politically motivated ... internationally and historically!The pastor of one of Minnesota's largest churches said an IRS investigation into his ministry's finances is "politically motivated."Good, that is one thing the courts are supposed to do!
The Rev. Mac Hammond [says his] church declined to comply with an IRS summons, arguing that the law states the request must come from a "high-ranking official" of the IRS. The IRS has filed a petition in U.S. District Court to force the church to answer a demand for detailed financial information.Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is seeking the financial records of six ministries that follow the same theology to see if they comply with IRS rules on nonprofit spending and compensation.I'm not so sure that is good! This has been around for awhile; it seems to me the only reason it continues is that those who've complied already have revealed some areas of concern.Hammond's church is not one of the six targeted groups.Excuse me? All that then this? Say what? So why the report?