Thursday, July 22, 2010

Group Asks IRS To Investigate Campaign E-mail By Non-Profit Religious Group

Americans United announced yesterday that it had sent a letter (full text) to the Internal Revenue Service asking it to investgate a non-profit group "Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ." The 501(c)(3) group distributed an e-mail urging attendance at a June campaign rally for state Rep. Sally Kern who is running for re-election. The e-mail warned that the campaign pitted Kern, "an outspoken Christian, pro-family representative" against "an individual who has had a sex change operation" who was recruited by the "homosexual lobby" to run against Kern. Non-profit groups are precluded by federal tax law from intervening in partisan political campaigns.