Hart and Pell should stick to their cover-ups of priests behaving badly and not try and stick their nasty little beaks into areas which do not concern them.
Just because a certain political party supports abortion, euthanasia, gay rights and other social reforms to achieve equality for the citizens of Australia does not give non-tax payers such as religious organisations any rights whatever!
This letter, from The Age newspaper of 2 November 2010 says it all:
AS ARCHBISHOP Hart joins Cardinal Pell in political attacks on the Greens, I am wondering where the Australian Tax Office is in all this.
In granting tax-exempt status to charities, the Tax Office insists they not engage in political activities.
Recently the Tax Office has spent considerable public money pursuing Aid Watch, claiming it is engaging in political activity and thus is not a charity.
So why has there been no action taken against the partisan politicking of Hart and Pell, officials of that charitable institution the Catholic Church?
Thos Puckett, Ashgrove, Qld