Watchdog Group Calls for Investigation of Focus on the Family Ad

February 2, 2005

Source: Assoicated Press

On February 2, 2005 the Assoicated Press reported, "an organization that monitors religious groups has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family broke the law by trying to sway presidential election voters. In a letter Tuesday to the IRS, Citizens Project complained about a November article in a magazine printed by Focus comparing presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry and their positions on abortion, stem-cell research and same-sex marriage. 'You're pro-life, and you want to preserve the traditional definition of marriage for the next generation,' the article states. 'So which of the presidential candidates comes closest to sharing your values?' As a nonprofit organization, Focus on the Family is forbidden to endorse political candidates or parties."