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Canterbury Cathedral bans porn on public WiFi

Thou shalt covet only ham and cheese baps
Wed Feb 19 2014, 15:52
Policeman in front of no entry sign

PLACE OF WORSHIP Canterbury Cathedral is preventing WiFi users from browsing adult content like pornography on its premises.

According to the Evening Standard a block is in place in the recently opened canteen at the cathedral that keeps any meat and two veg selections very firmly in the sandwich department.

"It's really a safeguarding process," said cathedral spokesman Christopher Robinson to the newspaper. "What we wanted is to provide free WiFi for members of the public, but we didn't want salacious or debasing sites being accessed."

The cafe opened on 18 February and the cathedral said that it sells sandwiches, has a website, and will do social media.

We suspect that when it opened up its doors it was only expecting to deal with questions about where it sources its ham and cheese and whether it has any gluten free options, rather than whether it expects visitors to share their hot chocolate and tea with the seedier side of the internet.

"We are very excited about the opening of the Café. The Cathedral has had a refreshment kiosk in the Precincts with wonderful views of the Church for many years but with our famous English weather, we have not been able to provide hospitality all year round before now," said Café manager Oleia Leclercq by way of introduction.

"Canterbury Cathedral has a tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimage and we look forward to extending this hospitality to our new customers."

The Evening Standard reported that the velvet curtain is a precaution, and added that it follows a porn block put in place earlier at Chester Cathedral. µ

 

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