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Canterbury Cathedral blocks worshippers and tea-drinkers from accessing hardcore porn

  • Ian Tom Bower

    At first I thought this must be from the Daily Mash. ;)

  • Christopher Kay

    Sorry but if you’re in Canterbury Cathedral, or anywhere else in public for that matter, why would you even want to go on hardcore porn sites?

    • dtnorth

      Whilst agreeing with you it makes one wonder why someone would go to that edifice of hypocritical pious thought.

      These people are far to ensconced in their religious indoctrinations to notice reality, and when it does appear they hide behind there cushions screaming the usual guff.

      Canterbury is the religious home of the ex oil executive, who shamefully fails to fault the vile nonsense now going on in the African nations.

      As head of that Commonwealth Anglican church this man should scream to the rafters the abuses going on.

      What do we get, NOTHING.

      Stuff a bit of porn in some churches. You should be more concerned with deaths, beatings and incarceration.

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      I used to know Canterbury Cathedral well, so I can answer your question, Christopher Kay. There’s one helluva lot of gay men working within the walls of the Canterbury Cathedral precinct! And not all those gay men are of the suppressed variety who pray to Jesus every night, deny their sexuality, and never look at anything gay! Quite the opposite, in fact. Question answered.

  • Wingby

    Why is this a “gay” story? does ‘”porn” = “gay” in PN’s eyes?

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      Answer: because porn includes gay porn. In other words, gay porn is not excluded from the term “porn”.

      • Wingby

        So by that logic, Jesus-Mo, PN should report all news, unless the subject relates only to straight people. That’s a strange kind of editorial process for an LGBT site.

  • Rehan

    This is the most bizarre ‘story’ – why one earth should a cathedral provide unlimited access to porn?

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      The “good” overseers of the Cathedral cafe no doubt considered that more bods could be lured in for expensive coffee and cake if Internet access were provided. Then, once that was achieved, worry set in. This may well have been caused by a lover of religious-inspired architecture, such as myself, having taken a cup of coffee after spending an afternoon admiring the wonders of the cathedral, its cloister, and its crypt, then observing the throngs of religiously-deluded sitting around, been inspired to leave an Internet point with something hot on the screen, to rock the boat, just to wake ‘em up! :-) In my case, however, it’s always the front page of PinkNews that I leave visible on any Internet cafe screen that I have finished using, whether it be in airports, London corner-shop Internet points offered by Muslim gentlemen, bookshops, libraries, or wherever.

  • Jones

    Now the Vicars can’t have one of their after hour ‘prayer’ sessions!

  • Riondo

    Organization devoted to gruesome revelling in the idea of the protracted torture of a 1st century rabbi giving us all a cosmic get-out-of-jail card bans pornography.
    Anybody spot the problem?

  • And

    I expect anyone trying to visit a dodgy site, such as members of the Church Ladies Committee trying to download “50 Shades Of Grey” onto their Kindles, will see an error page with the text “Ooh, you ARE naughty!”

  • Christopher in Canada

    Can people watch war movies? Horror? Aliens? Murder She Wrote? Loving and enjoying is forbidden, but killing each other is ok.

  • kane

    really pn? im shocked,

  • Maryland Kid

    I’m not exactly sure why this is newsworthy. In fact, I’m a little bit surprised that other internet cafes aren’t doing the same thing. I mean, I’ve got nothing against pornography, but there’s a time and a place.

    Also, isn’t your entire country trying to do something like this? That seems a lot more idiotic to me. Why would anybody care what someone does with their internet in their own private home?

    • speedgeek

      I tend to agree. We are warned about protecting our security on public computers, that implies they can be accessed by others. Those others may be children, who may click on someone’s Recent History and find something unsuitable.

  • qv

    Not a sixth-century cathedral anyway. “Founded in 597, the cathedral was completely rebuilt from 1070 to 1077.
    The east end was greatly enlarged at the beginning of the twelfth
    century, and largely rebuilt in the Gothic style following a fire in
    1174″

  • qv

    but great they’ve got a tea shop now!

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