Monday, 23 January 2012
MORE HYPOCRISY FROM THE HOUSE OF BISHOPS
There's a huge ding-dong going on in the House of Lords at the moment with the bishops of the Church of England leading a campaign to get the government to back down on their proposal to put a cap of about £26000 a year on welfare pay outs to individual families. The tory responsible for squeezing the poor is Ian Duncan Smith who has well and truly put the crocodile crying bishops in their place by reminding them that they only pay their clergy about £22000 per year and expect them to work six days, sixty plus hours a week to earn that pittance. Only bishops, deans and archdeacons earn more than £26000 per year (plus expenses). Of course, the real culprits are the penny pinching, well off laity of the Church of England who will still put less in the collection plate on a Sunday morning than they pay for their Sunday Telegraph or Observer.
Posted by MadPriest at 20:02