Atheists caught having sex in cathedral

my favorite part of cnn stories is that they give you the story ‘highlights.’ which are, for this story:

1. Man and woman being caught having sex during morning Mass
2. Italian couple defended their actions claiming they are atheists
3. Bishop of Cesena: Couple’s behavior was blasphemous and offensive
4. Mass to be held to restore the cathedral’s “purity”

i mean, what’s the point of these highlights? especially when the story itself is less than a quarter of a page long? actually, this whole article blows my mind because of its stupidity.

here’s the rest of the story:

(CNN) — A man and a woman have been charged by police in Italy after they were found having sex in a confession box, it was reported Wednesday.

The Italian ANSA news agency said the young man and woman were taken into custody by police in the northern city of Cesena following a telephone complaint from a man attending morning Mass in the city’s cathedral.

Authorities were alerted after a parishoner heard “rustling and groaning” coming from inside the confession box and pulled back the curtains to reveal a goth-rock couple engaged in oral sex, ANSA said.

The agency said the pair — a 31-year-old laborer and a 32-year-old teacher — defended their conduct saying: “We are atheists and for us, having sex in church is like doing it any other place.”

However, Bishop Antonio Lanfranchi of Cesena-Sarsina took said the couple’s behavior was “an outrage of notable proportions which bespeaks unutterable squalor.”

He added that a special ceremony would be held to purify the confession box.


6 responses to “Atheists

  1. “We are atheists and for us, having sex in church is like doing it any other place.”

    Bollocks. I’m an atheist and for me, having a blowjob/giving cunnulingus/having sex in a church – the confessional, no less – would be damn kinky. I so have to try that sometime.

    And you’re right, it is stupid how they’ve reported on it… But stupid people who hate sex love this kind of thing. They can get all offended about it whilst at the same time indulging in a subtle, pornographic fascination with the idea.

  2. not sure NOOD fits as a tag, you cheater.

    pretty good post, though.

    my two favorite parts:

    “purify the confession box”

  3. nataliebeth

    i had to put NUDE as a tag because that is a good tag
    and you know they got nude in there

  4. sounds like a BIT of a stretch. it was just oral sex, so they probably were not nude!

  5. nataliebeth

    you have to get entirely nude for oral sex i thought

  6. oh. i guess i was thinking of something else…

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