The Internal Revenue Service is investigating whether a speech by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond last summer that criticized the Bush administration violated a federal law that prohibits tax-exempt charitable organizations from engaging in most forms of political activity.
Bond said he felt the probe was politically motivated and meant to have a chilling effect on the NAACP, in particular its efforts to register black voters, who support Sen. John Kerry overwhelmingly.
If this goes anywhere, every church in the country better run for cover, 'cause I'll be filing complaints against ALL OF 'EM!
The religious right has exploited tax exempt status for years as it campaigned for the republicans. Does the GOP really think it can get away with this?