Sony to Church: sorry you’re offended

The Church of England have been thrown a rubber bone of an apology by Sony, and they are now chewing gratefully upon it under the kitchen table.

It was a classic “we’re sorry if we have offended any idiots” manoeuvre:

We do not accept that there is any connection between contemporary issues of 21st Century Manchester and a work of science fiction in which a fictitious 1950s Britain is under attack by aliens.

It is not our intention to cause offence by using a representation of Manchester Cathedral in chapter eight of the work. If we have done so we sincerely apologise.

Sony have not commented on the demand to remove the game from the shelves, nor apparently mentioned donations to anti-gun crime charities.

The Dean of the Cathedral responded:

We acknowledge the admission by Sony that the building in the game is Manchester Cathedral.

We thank Sony for the apology they have made.

However, we do not move from the position that we are against violence and especially the gun violence seen in this portrayal of the Cathedral.

Such moral fibre! They are still against violence.

3 Responses to “Sony to Church: sorry you’re offended”

  1. ZombieHunter says:

    I’m disapointed that sony bowed down and apologised baring in mind they have done nothing wrong.

    So thank you sony, thank you for bowing down to these toosshawks and reminding them and all theother moral crusdaers out there that it’s ok to have a go at the video games industry even without any real evidence to do so.

    I honestly hope that son doesn’t go one step further and bow down to all of the other demands the church made.

  2. martyn says:

    Sounds more like a ‘yes, yes we’re sorry, now sod off and stop bothering us’. I wonder if they’ll be complaining about other sci fi stuff where the world gets turfed over. “I’d like to complain about the part where the planet the cathedral of manchester is on explodes”

  3. Demon says:

    The Church opposes violence?

    So why does it supply padres to the British Army deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq?

    See this interesting MoD news release concerning the church supplying hand carved wooden crosses to British soldiers departing for Afgahnistan.