First published March 8th, 2007.
THERE are rumblings throughout the Church in North America about the growing cost of speaking the truth. One of them is the potential loss of the coveted "charitable" tax status the Church enjoys. But to have it means that pastors cannot put forward a political agenda, particularly during elections.
However, as we’ve seen in Canada, that proverbial line in the sand has been eroded by the winds of relativism.
Calgary’s own Catholic bishop, Fred Henry, was threatened during the last federal election by an official of Revenue Canada for his forthright teaching on the meaning of marriage. The official told Bishop Henry that the charitable tax status of the Catholic Church in Calgary might be jeopardized by his vocal opposition to homosexual "marriage" during an election. —Lifesite News, March 6th, 2007