The article below highlights something that I find incredibly annoying… that churches and other “religious” organizations don’t pay taxes!
(Reprinted from Topic Agnostic)
Mel Gibson stashes $42 million in his own personal church
Did you know Mel Gibson started his own Catholic church? Like, a seriously Catholic church. It’s called Church of the Holy Family (Jesus’, not the Gibsons), has about 100 members, does mass in Latin, and has assests totaling 42 million bucks.
42 million tax-free bucks. The Archdiose of New York, by comparison, had assets last year of $3.4 million. Holy Family owns artwork to the tune of $500 000.
Gibson’s tax receipts this year revealed a $10 million donation for 2007. He built theTraditionalist church for his dad Hutton, presumably because regular Catholics just aren’t traditional enough. Do check out Hutton’s crazy website, with its vengeful-Jesus lightning storm and acres of writings on the Papacy.