Australia: There was a recent proclamation from the Brethren via their official PR wonk that they would no longer be dabbling in politics. As with all Brethren claims, that one appears to be a big steaming pile of manure too. Feòrag has pointed me in the direction of a tale about the wingnuts corrupting a local council to get their agenda sorted.
A NSW council will use money from a secretive religious sect to appeal against a court decision allowing a sex shop to go ahead, says an adult industry association.
The Lithgow City Council has been accused of allowing the Exclusive Brethren to bankroll its legal case against an adult store after a local businessman offered to pay for a barrister to represent the council in the Supreme Court.
Local councils in NSW are notoriously corrupt and it looks like Lithgow City Council is no exception. They're also extremely arrogant, thinking that their constituency is as dumb as dog shit and cheerfully taking bribes as if it was their due. The Eros Association is also a might suspicious about the issue.
Eros Association executive Fiona Patten said the payment would be seen astantamount to briberyand said she believed the money was coming from the Exclusive Brethren.
Everyone knows that it is the Exclusive Brethren who are behind this offer and that it is a religious sect trying to buy influence and favour for its moral agenda,she said.
The Mayor is playing dumb and will probably get away with copping a bribe unless the Eros Association can escalate the matter further. I wish them luck but don't hold out much hope for their success is fighting the combined money of the cult and corruption of the council.
Religious sect 'funding adult store fight'—news.com.au, 20th May 2007.