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Franklin Graham: IRS targeted us, too
The Politico ^ | May 14, 2013 | Reid J. Epstein

Posted on 05/14/2013 5:24:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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.....

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 666; anotherirsvictim; franklingraham; internalrevenue; irs; irsscandal; obama; scandal
Are they out of their minds? They don't know how revered and popular Billy Graham is all over the world?
1 posted on 05/14/2013 5:24:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder how many other Christian org were targeted?


2 posted on 05/14/2013 5:26:47 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The majority of Americans are now inofficially at war with the Obama administration. this will now end with his impeachment and removal from office. So help us God.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 5:28:31 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (yellow black or white hillary's pantsuits stink by night!!)
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To: Deathtomarxists

I almost wish we’d go pitchforks and tar & feathers. Old school, so to speak.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 5:29:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe a tax revolt is in order.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 5:30:53 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: Deathtomarxists

Pray to God your right!


6 posted on 05/14/2013 5:31:53 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he hates Christians and Jews and he’s made this known throughout

we voted for him

and as Mr Transparency himself told us,
“elections have consequences!”

(pray for America)


7 posted on 05/14/2013 5:33:40 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Deathtomarxists
this will now end with his impeachment and removal from office. So help us God.

One big problem. You have the sissy, black-mailed Boehner who does not want to forcefully take on these issues.

Boehner hates the Tea Party as much as the left does.

8 posted on 05/14/2013 5:37:59 PM PDT by sand88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, it is time for that kind of thinking. Revolution should not be a dangerous word feared due to government search engines, rather the beacon we march toward. So help is God.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 5:39:13 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (yellow black or white hillary's pantsuits stink by night!!)
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To: sand88

True. But he is apparently becoming marginalized. I imagine, ney I believe his “secrets” will soon come out of the closet, courtesy his friends in dc who seek self power over loyalty. This will be a long hot summer like 1968.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 5:43:00 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (yellow black or white hillary's pantsuits stink by night!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has the IRS become the American Gestapo?

Tune in for the hearings.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 5:45:11 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: faithhopecharity

I don’t know about you, but I never voted for him.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 5:47:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw that report

Why they want go after sweet old man like Billy Graham that just mess up


13 posted on 05/14/2013 5:49:18 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Okay we talk about Obama secrets

Do you think Reggie Love would write a book about his so called friendship with Obama


14 posted on 05/14/2013 5:50:12 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They have been hard pressed to make the Samaritan’s Purse gifts to the Middle East could not have any Scripture. Trying real hard to be sensitive and not to offend anyone. No one ever thinks of offending Christians.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 5:50:43 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Understood. I meant we America voted for him. Not you or any particular individual. Sorry about that.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 6:03:29 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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Graham to Obama: IRS targeted BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse, too

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/14/4041857/graham-to-obama-irs-targeted-bgea.html


17 posted on 05/14/2013 6:06:21 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: ncfool

I pray that this all works out for the best. I don’t presume to know what God regards as the best, but if I had my choice it would be to bring down the zippy administration and the IRS along with it.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 6:35:35 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Are they out of their minds? They don’t know how revered and popular Billy Graham is all over the world?”

If they are young, and non-Christian, no, they really don’t know.

That’s why we’re repeating history.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 6:49:58 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: SevenofNine

“Why they want go after sweet old man like Billy Graham that just mess up.”

Are you kidding? Billy Graham is deadly to these types.

Ephesians 6: 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 6:54:21 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a Christian Canadian who is not quiet about what your Pres__ent is doing to a once great nation, I now look to crossing the border to visit the US with trepidation. After all, if the IRS is investigating Christians primarily, the US millitary brass considers the discussion of Christianity treasonous, and DHS and the FBI consider fundamentalist Christians to be a huge domestic threat; then an Evangelical Christian Canadian attempting to cross into the US must set the DHS anti-terrorist alarm bells a-ringing at the border!

With Trudeau as Prime Minister for most of my early life and the Liberals ruining the government even longer; as a young man, I preferred and respected the United States to Canada, especially during the Reagan years, hence my nom de geurre on this website.

With what you folks as a country (both living and dead Americans and immigrants, many voting multiple times) elected during your last two Presidential elections and who we Canadians have had as leader for seven years, I can say that I am now a PROUD Canadian! My fear is that unfortunately, in three years we will have another election where Trudeau Jr. and the Liberals will win.

I hope for a peaceful revolution soon in the States; a revolution where truth becomes the by-word for politicians and media, a revolution where cynicism is replaced with hope (NOT ‘hope and change’), a revolution where governmental and millitary leaders EARN their positions based on merit and ability, rather than politics!


21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:16:34 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romans 12:19 ...

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 8:10:48 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Dear Lord, We fiscal conservatives like our payments to be made in full and on time. Please send your payment ASAP. Amen.

23 posted on 05/14/2013 8:16:21 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This thread should not have been moved.

It needs to be EVERYWHERE on FreeRepublic.

God does NOT deserve compartmentalization.

Thanks, 2nd Division.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 9:05:29 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

I pray the Lord show as much patience and forbearance with my transgressions as He certainly has with Obama’s. A man can’t ask for any more than that....


25 posted on 05/14/2013 9:13:42 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: Linda Frances

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”


26 posted on 05/14/2013 9:14:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The LORD does have his ways of exposing evil plots, now doesn’t He?

Matthew 10:26-28

“Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.”


27 posted on 05/14/2013 9:28:09 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The attacks on Christians has begun.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 3:12:23 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Lacey
Maybe a tax revolt is in order.

Aint no maybe to it. We should be burning down their houses by now.

29 posted on 05/15/2013 5:26:23 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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