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I think IRS commissioner apologizing for what he calls mistakes and lapses in customer service that amounted to the IRS targeting conservatives.
But that might be just the tip of this repulsive iceberg.
Some religious organizations are now saying they have been treated unfairly to.
Just how dangerous is it to our way of life for a federal agency like the IRS to have targeted faith based groups joining us to answer that.
It's Fox News religion contributor Father Jonathan Morris -- -- nice to see this morning thank you.
When you hear about the other side of the story not just the Tea Party side of the story but faith based groups being targeted what do you say -- how this is treading on very very dangerous here.
It isn't it's in -- we don't get hysterical about it and suggest however that the government is going after any religious group because -- religious but as soon as we lose trust.
In our government.
When we see that they're using ideology.
As a litmus test.
For who -- are going to.
Well then it's it's normal that we would say okay well I don't trust that they're going to respect religion either I think -- at the heart of this.
It is a -- concern that I have that.
When a government does not consider religious charitable organizations to be.
Because government can do all.
We'll then of course they're not going to help religious organizations become the best they can beat or charitable organizations that are not religious.
Instead they might say you know what.
These people aren't very necessary let's get down and makes.
Sure what it is just not necessary meaning Obama administration's -- it really clear that Catholic Charities for example hold views that they find repugnant.
So the church's views on abortion and birth control are directly opposed to those of -- Obama administrations -- -- given the church of and it's charitable organizations are really hard time.
That's true I think it is a little bit of it a different issue but it impediment to at the -- Court is.
Whether or not government can take care of all of our needs are not.
And that the tradition the United States of America has been actually know and that's what we need private organizations to also be very involved.
In charity and religious organizations have been the very best at doing that.
A historically so yes if they're going after -- using are asked to go after those organizations and weaken them.
It's not only.
If that's not -- despicable because you're using ideology that's also bad for America -- on the groups that.
Claimed to have been targeted somehow by the IRS the Billy Graham evangelistic.
Samaritans purse Catholics united education fund Christian voices for life coalition for life of -- biblical recorder and Z.
Street -- well Alison.
When we when we look at the reason why there's a tax exempt status for religious organizations is because we believe that.
We want to give these people -- head start to do something very important for our country.
And then what we do just the opposite -- say we want to meet you suffer precisely because you are either religious conservative or whatever happens to be in the next administration may be because your liberal.
That is bad because we need these organizations.
Did get -- to help people were boasted heat and that we believe that's a country for a very long time.
Lived makes us better people and makes us a stronger country.
John great to see -- this more nicely but then again.
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