Following is a link for a segment from a Fox News bit on the Lerner/IRS v. Conservatives dog and pony show. Note her snugness as she and her little entourage leave the hearing...
Proverbs 6:16 "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:"
17 "A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,"
18 "An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,"
19 "A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."
Back in 1954, then Senator L.B. Johnson(later President) pushed for a bit of State control over non-profits which by association came to include churches:
Prior to this Act, there was no "non-profit" status for such organizations.
For more info on it, click here and scroll down to the section on the Johnson Amendment.
As American churches have gone, so has the nation. A massive outcry should have been made in 1954 but none was. Epic Fail.
Instead of burning them to the ground or turning our nation's churches into barns, stables and barracks, through (il)legal actions they are being financially broken, forced to drop their belief-systems and turned into laughing-stocks.
There are no more cheeks to turn.