“I think people are misled to think the IRS wakes up every morning wanting to knock on the door of a church or synagogue. Most senators blanch at the idea of having an IRS agent in the pews listening to what’s going on from the pulpit. [...] I think the IRS in some ways reflects that similar discomfort.”
Dean Zerbe, former senior counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, on accusations that the IRS has not enforced separation rules of church and state.
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