President Joe Biden’s (D) administration has reportedly launched an investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) over its handling of alleged scandals within the church.
The SBC is the largest protestant faith group in the United States and is among the most politically conservative as 64% of the church’s members are Republican, according to a report from Pew Research Center.
“The SBC Executive Committee recently became aware that the Department of Justice has initiated an investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention, and that the investigation will include multiple SBC entities,” the church’s executive leadership said in a statement. “Individually and collectively each SBC entity is resolved to fully and completely cooperate with the investigation.”
The news comes as the Biden administration authorized a raid on former President Donald Trump, a Republican, this week which has generated a significant amount of backlash over accusations of political targeting.
Democrats in Washington, D.C., are also pushing to add 87,000 new employees to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
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