The fact that they sought to wriggle out from under their responsibilities in the first place showed a distinct absence of the kind of compassion that would have been expected from a Christian organisation.
There is only one way to force these congregations to pay their dues to society. Churchgoers all over Ireland must keep their hands in their pockets when the collection baskets are passed every Sunday until these people come to their senses and pay what they owe. Let us force their hands by keeping our money in our pockets until justice is done.
Hit them in the pockets — it’s the only thing they understand.