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The IRS wants access to conservative Hollywood 'Friends of Abe' membership list

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Hollywood conservatives are under attack after the Internal Revenue Service has scrutinized their application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. According to the New York Times, the group "Friends of Abe" has been waiting two years for approval.

What's more disturbing, however, that the IRS requested "enhanced access" to the group’s website, which would reveal the private list of conservative members of the group in Hollywood.

The membership list is currently secret in order to avoid attracting attention to members of the Hollywood community who seek the fellowship of fellow conservatives in Hollywood without publicly announcing their conservative views.

It's puzzling to why a group that values secrecy so much would apply for a tax exemption from the IRS, but it appears that they are moving beyond a mere social group and adding political action to the mix.

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