According to Fox 411, the Holy Family Catholic Church (unrecognized by the official Catholic Church) declared $42 million in tax-free assets. Ironically, the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of NY only declared $3.4 million in 2006. So how does a Malibu church with a congregation of less than a hundred raise that kind of money? Easy. Mel Gibson.
The church was allegedly built by Mel for his father, Hutton Gibson, famous for denying the holocaust, calling John Paul II “Garrulous Karolus the Koran Kisser” and suggesting the 9/11 attacks were done by remote control. If Mel is genuinely sorry for his anti-Semitic remarks in the back of that cop cruiser two years ago, why is he setting aside so much money for his hate mongering poppy? Maybe he just likes keeping a giant pile of money somewhere safe and tax-free.
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