Revised Bill to prohibit sale of supernatural interventiion
Sale Of Supernatural Or Spiritual Benefit (Prohibition) Bill 2012
Revised to make sure of catching the Mormons
An act to prohibit the obtaining of anything of value in exchange for procuring or avoiding any form of supernatural intervention or religious or spiritual status, and for connected purposes
(1) it shall be an offence for any person to solicit or receive money or property or any valuable consideration with the promise or expectation of any form of supernatural intervention or favour;
(2) an offence under section (1) of this Act may be committed when a person sells or attempts to sell any goods or services with such a promise or expectation;
(3) an offence under section (1) of this Act may be committed when a person solicits or receives money or any valuable consideration with any threat of supernatural intervention or disfavour if payment is refused, delayed or reduced;
(4) it shall be an offence for any person to solicit or receive money or property or any valuable consideration in exchange for any religious or spiritual title, status or privilege, or through any threat of withholding or withdrawing any such title, status or privilege if payment is refused, delayed or reduced;
(5) without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, in this Act the expressions “supernatural intervention”, “supernatural favour” and “supernatural disfavour” include a) the performance of miracles b) the procuring of any change by supernatural intervention in the life of any person c) the acquisition or loss of grace or merit in the view of any supernatural being or any form of favourable or unfavourable treatment after death.
(6) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable –
(a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both; and
(b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or to a fine or to both.