Tuesday, Franklin Graham of theBilly Graham Evangelistic Association sent a letter of complaint to the President, in which he claimed that the IRS was targeting his father’s famous ministry.
Here’s a screenshot of the letter, via The Tarheel Report:
RedState.com reports that Mark Demoss, a spokesman for Graham, said the ministry had never been audited by the IRS in its history.
“These certainly appear to be politically motivated since the ministry had run some newspaper ads – not mentioning any candidates – simply urging people to vote for candidates with biblical values,” he said.
DeMoss called the IRS audit “very troubling and said it could have a “chilling effect on people across the country.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if other Christian organizations start coming out of the woodwork with similar complaints.
It’s going to be a long hot summer for the White House.