The Church of England is considering legal action against entertainment firm Sony for featuring Manchester Cathedral in a violent Playstation computer game.
The Church says Sony did not obtain permission to use the interior in the war game 'Resistance - Fall of Man.'
The game, which has sold more than one million copies, shows a virtual shoot-out in the cathedral's nave in which hundreds of soldiers are killed.
A Sony spokesman said that permission had been sought where necessary.
However, the Church said Sony did not ask for permission to use the cathedral and it has demanded an apology and the removal of the game from shop shelves - otherwise legal action will be considered.
Sony has not returned calls from Church officials
I suppose I can understand a church being angry at virtual violence in their cathedral, however I doubt they have any legal ground. Also I doubt the church would actually complain if someone did clear out the cathedral of Chimera.
I seriously don't believe that this will inspire people (however trigger happy and stupid) to start a gun battle in a cathedral.
What do you guys think about this?