The attacks on Media Matters by Fox are completely hypocritical. Steve Doocy brings Jordan Sekulow (introduced as the director of the American Center for Law and Justice) on the air to lie explain that 503(c) nonprofits “can’t be partisan,” can’t be an “arm of the Democrat [sic] party” and are violating the law by doing so. Of course, they aren’t an arm of the Democratic party and (setting aside the irony of Fox calling another group a political actor) Mr. Sekulow has often called himself partisan- even though his group is also a 503(c). Fox continues to lie about Media Matters and rabble rouse a phony outrage over it’s nonprofit status, while ignoring a myriad of groups that are exactly the same, but conservative.

Unreal: IRS requested the content of a Christian group's prayers


Now that the dam has broken, the stories of IRS abuse is everywhere. And the stories are really quite amazing. None so much as this one, however. Apparently the IRS requested that a Christian group disclose the content of its prayers so it could decided if it should be tax exempt. Umm, what?

Here’s the video:

Now that it’s out there, expect more stories like this to come out. And because many groups don’t have the necessary funding to fight the IRS, Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ has suggested that he might represent many of these targeted groups pro bono. If you are a freedom-loving lawyer, I encourage you to do the same. After all, it is completely unacceptable for any arm of the government to target any individual or group for any reason other than law-breaking.

It’s now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay. - Jay Alan Sekulow

Pastor Saeed Abedini, his wife Naghmeh and his two children in this undated family photo.
Pastor Saeed Abedini, his wife Naghmeh and his two children in this undated family photo.

President Barack Obama needs to include the release of pastor Saeed Abedini, the U.S. citizen who’s serving an eight-year sentence in Iran for his Christian faith, in the upcoming nuclear deal talks with Iran, said Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice.

"We want to see ALL Americans held in Iran’s prisons freed and have been working for more than two years to secure the release of pastor Saeed as we represent his wife and two young children who reside in the U.S.," Sekulow said in an article for Fox News on Tuesday.