According to The Daily Mail the Church of England is threatening to use its financial power to stem the tide of internet pornography:

Concern over the easy availability of vile images which demean women and corrupt the young has intensified following the disclosure that Jo Yeates’s killer Vincent Tabak was obsessed with websites showing sexual violence, bondage and strangulation.  The Church of England is considering withdrawing the millions it has invested in Internet Service Providers (ISPs) unless they take action.

Police are under pressure to treat the worst pornography in the same way as child abuse images which are investigated by dedicated teams with substantial resources.  And ISPs such as Virgin Media, BT Broadband, AOL and Sky are under fire for failing to protect vulnerable children from being confronted by shocking images available at the click of a mouse.

The Church of England, which wields significant financial clout on the markets, is reviewing investments worth tens of millions.  It refuses to invest in firms which fuel the very problems Christians are trying to tackle and has already leaned heavily on supermarkets to be more responsible in the way they sell alcohol.

A Church spokesman said members of its ethical investment advisory group are considering new guidelines on pornography which take into account how easy it is to access with modern media. Campaigners claim the seemingly unstoppable flood of hard-core and violent pornography is corroding the very fabric of society.

Chris
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