In case you were in doubt…

… that the IRS is in league with the devil. From WND.

In a letter of clarification requested by a traveling minister, the Internal Revenue Service has declared people gathered in tax-exempt churches can’t pray for President Bush to win the election on Tuesday.

The ruling comes in response to a request by the Christian Defense Coalition, which is in the midst of a 15-day prayer tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the organization, had planned to lead in prayer for a Bush victory during evening services in each town. Though he had hoped to hold the services in churches, Mahoney says he has used American Legion halls, hotels and other venues pending a clarification from the IRS.

Yes, those government-funded faith based initiatives are looking better and better all the time, aren’t they? When a quasi-government agency is telling churches what they can and cannot pray for, it seems hard to assert that one is living in a free country.

I hope that one day conservatives will finally realize that government money is pure poison; the fact that George Delano is now being credited in a new book as the first “conservative” president to openly reject small government philosophy in favor of transforming and streamlining big government’s agenda, (THE RIGHT NATION), is not a healthy sign for conservatism, freedom or the future prosperity of the nation.