An anti-abortion crusader in New Brunswick has been sentenced to 66 days in jail for refusing to pay fines stemming from a 2007 conviction for failing to file his tax returns.
David Little said in provincial court Thursday that he will never file another tax return as long as there is tax-funded abortion in Canada, and won't pay the $3,000 in fines for failing to file returns for 2000, 2001, and 2002.
The 66-year-old Roman Catholic, who is married and has eight children, said he is willing to spend the rest of his life behind bars if necessary.
"I don't want to co-operate with an entity that takes my money and pays gynecological assassins to kill my brothers and sisters," he said in an interview prior to sentencing.
"I'm prepared to die in jail, if necessary. I can no longer cope with the hypocrisy of praying for life ... and paying for death."
Little had a number of supporters in court, including Bishop Faber MacDonald, the bishop emeritus for Saint John diocese.
MacDonald said outside court that he expects the jail sentence will result in more supporters for Little's cause.
"I think after a few days, after people read this story, it would be very easy to motivate them to action," he said.
When asked if he thought other Catholics should refuse to file their taxes in protest of abortion, MacDonald replied: "Yes."
MacDonald, though, acknowledged he has filed his own return.
Oooo. Colour me gob-smacked. Catlick hypocrisy. Again.
Me, I'm thinking about not paying my taxes to protest wankers like this getting his rox off on my correctional services dime.