Manchester Cathedral still hates Resistance

Written by Joe Martin

October 8, 2007 | 10:40

Tags: #cathedral #christian #fall #man #manchester #playstation-3 #ps3 #religion #resistance

Games are good, games are bad - it seems to me that The Church needs to decide how it really feels about computer games. The same day that Halo 3 is being touted as an excellent way to attract young church-goers, The Church of England is kicking up more of a fuss over Resistance: Fall of Man.

It's been a while since we heard from The Church of England, which had publicly objected to Sony allowing Manchester Cathedral to feature as a level in the PlayStation 3 title, Resistance. The last we heard The Dean of Manchester Cathedral had enlisted Tony Blair to tell Sony off.

Today though, The Church has piped up and demanded that Resistance be removed from the BAFTA nominations list.

"It is a disgrace that Resistance: Fall of Man has been shortlisted... Sony has admitted that they did not have permission to film or use Manchester Cathedral in their computer game... BAFTA should not be seen condoning such behaviour unless they are saying it is acceptable for producers to walk into historic buildings and film interiors - ignoring contracts, rights and liability." Said The Church, via BBC News

"(The Dean) then called on Sony to abide by new 'sacred digital guidelines' as he feared other buildings would be cloned for 'virtual desecration'"

All this even after Sony apologised publicly. Is The Church asking too much, or are they right to keep kicking up a fuss? Let us know what you think in the forums.
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