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    Senior Member Country: England Maurice's Avatar
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    Northern Echo:



    A clergyman yesterday branded as "ludicrous" a decision by Coronation Street bosses to cover up a church cross during filming for fear it could offend viewers.



    Producers of the soap chose the 14th Century St. Mary's Church, in Nether Alderley, Cheshire, as the location for the wedding between Tyrone Dobbs and Molly Compton.



    Staff were so concerned that a solid brass cross, on the church's altar, could cause upset that they asked for it to be removed.



    The cross was firmly bolted down, however, and instead had to be hidden with a candelabra and fake flowers.



    The Reverend James Milnes said:

    "It's what people would expect to see, just as you see meat in a butcher's shop or fruit and vegetables in a grocer's. We thought it was political correctness gone mad."

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    Senior Member Country: England faginsgirl's Avatar
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    Hi.



    In the same breath `covering it up` could offend certain people too!



    IMO if anyone rang in to complain about a cross being seen in a church they really do have a problem!



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    If anyone really covered it up then they have a problem.

    It sounds like another "Winterval" story, where the newspapers just make stuff up



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    "We thought it was political correctness gone mad."



    I think that may be the key phrase, it's usually evidence that the story is balls

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    name='ghughesarch']"We thought it was political correctness gone mad."



    I think that may be the key phrase, it's usually evidence that the story is balls


    No balls at the Beeb



    BBC NEWS | England | Coronation St 'cross mistake'

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    Well, my local shopping mall is decorated every Christmas in a totally "de-Chritianised" way. This includes a "nativity" scene without a crib, 3 kings or any refence at all to the christmas story. Lots of yuletide symbols but absolutely nothing at all that could be connected at all with the christian faith.



    I noticed the same thing in the shopping centre in Port Talbot when I lived there and is probably the same all over the country. It is probably not even noticed.



    And for the record, last St. George's day, the same mall in Southend hung St. Georges flags which were quickly removed after someone deemed that it could be offensive to anyone who wasn't English.



    Sounds balls, but it is true.

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    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
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    This cross debacle follows on from the 'Corrie' producers decision to cut a line about a Glaswegian football team from a recent episode, in case in upset rival fans. Absolute lunacy!

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    name='Tony Pendrey']



    And for the record, last St. George's day, the same mall in Southend hung St. Georges flags which were quickly removed after someone deemed that it could be offensive to anyone who wasn't English.


    The organisers are obviously wimps!



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    Tony, I think you should cover that whicker man up



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    name='faginsgirl']The organisers are obviously wimps!



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    All about money I would think. If they thought there was just one person who MIGHT avoid their retail pleasuredome because of the evil sign of the cross of St. George ................................



    (blimey .... I think I need a chill pill or something ...........)



    Nurse !!!

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    name='faginsgirl']Tony, I think you should cover that whicker man up



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    No ! This is the only true belief. Pure. But we won't build our Wicker man on the pier again. Bloody thing caught fire (again), and we had to take our sacrificial virgin back to Wetherspoons where we found him.

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    Senior Member Country: England jaycad's Avatar
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    i wish someone would 'cover up' coronation street-it offends me!!!!!

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    Then again, post-Jerry Springer, The Opera, you never know if the presence of a cross at a fictional wedding in a real church (and I don't watch Corrie, so I don't know if the characters are upright moral types or serial blasphemers and eaters of shellfish) might equally offend our oh-so-English, home-grown "Christian Voice" nutters.

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