IRS Commissioner Unsure if It’s OK Pro-Life Group Asked to Disclose Prayer Content

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 17, 2013   |   1:06PM   |   Washington, DC

As the IRS discrimination scandal grows, the head of the agency had an embarrassing moment this morning during a House hearing.

During intense questioning at a Congressional hearing this morning Rep. Aaron Schock asked acting commissioner Steven Miller if the IRS has asked a pro-life group about the content of its prayers. (see video at bottom).

Leading conservative activists and bloggers followed the morning hearing:

But Miller appeared to have no idea if the IRS discriminated against pro-life groups and, if so, in what manner.






The IRS will soon face more than controversy and Congressional hearings over its discrimination of pro-life and conservative groups. The federal agency will soon find itself in court.

The news comes as a report today shows James Dobson, the pro-life family advocate, disclosed that he was a victim of IRS discrimination because he spoke out against pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Yesterday, President Barack Obama addressed the massive IRS scandal this afternoon and promised it would never happen again.

“I’ll do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again,” he promised.

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced he will hold a hearing on the IRS scandal. The federal agency has targeted pro-life groups as well as conservative and religious organizations.

In one case LifeNews has profiled, a pro-life group was told it had to promote abortion. A top pro-life legal group also informed LifeNews that cases it handled support mounting accusations that demonstrate the agency’s abuse of pro-life organizations.