A little tweaking and ... ah, there we go:
If, as Van Sluys seems to suggest, the
programChurch has been unable to achieve its objectives after seven2000 years, then perhaps we should admit failure and shut it down. At some point, the government must stop holding the hands of arts administratorsChurch leaders and similar parasites of the public purse if they refuse to grow up. There is no reason for this programpreferential tax exemption for religion in Canada to continue into perpetuity.
Yeah, that reads so much better now, doesn't it?