Friday, July 4, 2008
Anglican Archbishop joins criticism of WYD laws
Anglican Primate of Australia Dr Phillip Aspinall has joined criticism of the New South Wales Government's laws to protect Catholic World Youth Day events.
The regulations empower police to stop and fine people who engage in conduct that causes annoyance or inconvenience to Catholic pilgrims during the week-long event.
Those who do not comply face a fine of $5,500.
Those at risk of being fined include Cityrail if pilgrim's trains are running late, Taxi drivers if they get pilgrims lost, dodgy kebab shop owners if they give pilgrims the runs, priests if they don't use lube and God if he makes it rain.