Two Nuns from the Mother Teresa order in inner city Melbourne have been caught on camera desecrating a large Sex Party political poster. The Nuns appear hell bent on destroying the words, ‘Tax the Church’. They also tore off the party’s call to legalise marijuana.
Sex Party leader and Victorian Upper House member, Fiona Patten, said the attack was cowardly and unprovoked. “Our policy to tax the church is fair and reasonable especially where it applies to the church’s profit-making businesses”, she said. “If the nuns would like to visit me and confess, that will be an end to it. ”
Sex Party signs have been attacked before by religious institutions. During the last NSW state election, Sex Party signs had been removed from a church that was being used as a polling booth because the church workers believed they were the work of the devil. “Religious institutions are places where discrimination is rife and I’d like to see them not used as polling places”, she said. “Voting needs to be done in the most rational of places and not the most irrational ones”.
Sex Party lead candidate for the Victorian Senate and head of the Rationalist Society, Meredith Doig, said “Religious institutions need to understand that one of the reasons people are leaving the church in droves is that they are perceived as being increasingly insular and outside of mainstream society”, she said. “Paying tax is a way for them to be more inclusive”.
The Sex Party’s policies on taxing religious institutions can be seen here – http://www.sexparty.org.au/policies/federal-policies/religion
Photos attached of Mother Theresa nuns attacking signage in Smith st Collingwood and then running away from the scene of the crime.