According to the Washington Examiner, Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with black pastors to give them all of the information they need to save their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status while shilling for Obama’s reelection. Something tells me he won’t be meeting with Catholic priests, seeing that this administration has stomped all over the rights of Catholics.
“We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people, and we’re going to first of all equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., told MSNBC today.
“In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there, we’re going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we’re going to have the lawyers’ organization from around the country, the ACLU — all giving ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do,” he noted.
Cleaver said they would not tell pastors which candidate to support. They will let them know who to regard as the bad guys, though (hint: not Democrats). “We’re going to talk about some of the draconian laws that have cropped up around the country as a result of the 17 percent increase in African American votes,” Cleaver said, describing voter ID laws as a form of Jim Crow-style “poll tax” on seniors and black voters.
I wonder if Holder will be meeting with convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin to advise him on retaining his organizations’ 501(c)(3) status. I wouldn’t put it past him.