With her attack from the pulpit against Republicans, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett may have helped land Martin Luther King Jr.’s old church in hot water with the IRS, according to The Daily Caller.
Speaking Sunday at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jarrett preachily warned that the jobs of firefighters teachers, and police “are now in jeopardy because Congress — well, let me be specific — because [of] the Republicans in Congress.”
Meanwhile, the church’s professional preacher also got into the act. From The Daily Caller:
The church’s pastor, Rev. Raphael Warnock, also used the same service to criticize former House Speaker Next Gingrich, whose own criticism of federal welfare policies has recently sparked angry complaints by Democrats. “Mr. Gingrich, let there be welfare reform, and let it begin with you,” said Warnock, who donated $250 to Obama’s 2012 campaign in May 2011.
After the service, Warnock told a CBS News reporter that Gingrich “is counting on the old logic of scapegoating and race-baiting” to help him win the GOP primary race in southern states . . .
The tone at the church event was political, according to Will Frampton, the CBS TV reporter who attended the event. “There were times during the service when it really felt like a political rally, perhaps even an early campaign stop, as much as it was a church service,” he hold his viewers Sunday night.
Whoops. Tax-exempt churches are just not supposed to be hosting de facto political rallies.
Right after Jarrett helped gin everybody up, the church staged a voter registration drive, which in the black community is akin to signing up Obama voters.
Look for Obama’s IRS to immediately begin an investigation into . . .
Well, on second thought, forget it.