Explicit recordings disrupt N.M. Mass

Bronze Member
Posts: 69
Joined: 2007-01-16
User is offlineOffline
Explicit recordings disrupt N.M. Mass

I would absolutely love to know what was on these recordings.... irrationality at it's best...




Explicit recordings disrupt N.M. Mass

Thu Feb 22, 12:25 PM ET

SANTA FE, N.M. - Three CD players hidden under a cathedral's pews blared sexually explicit language in the middle of an Ash Wednesday Mass, leading a bomb squad to detonate two of the devices.

Authorities determined the music players were not dangerous and kept the third one to check it for clues, said police Capt. Gary Johnson.

The CD players, duct-taped to the bottoms of the pews, were set to turn on in the middle of noon Mass on Wednesday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

The recordings, made on store-bought blank discs, featured people using foul language and "pornographic messages," Johnson said. He would not elaborate because of the ongoing investigation.

Church staff members took the CD players to the basement and called police, who sent the bomb squad, Johnson said.

The bomb squad blew up two players outside and kept the third one to test for fingerprints or DNA and trace its components, he said.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which marks a 40-day period of fasting and penitence before Easter.

Posts: 1195
Joined: 2006-02-20
User is offlineOffline
Didn't they do this with

Didn't they do this with light bright mooninites?

I understand concern about timed devices, but when they aren't harmful other then the church not liking "pornographic sounds" I wonder why they are looking into it.

There is that an the whole thing about the people moving the damn things. You know if someone thought it might be a good idea to call the bomb squad people probably should be looking at them funny let alone move them...

Posts: 7966
Joined: 2006-03-31
User is offlineOffline
I heard that on the radio

I heard that on the radio the other night and laughed my ass off!

Susan's picture
Posts: 3561
Joined: 2006-02-12
User is offlineOffline
While planting CD players

While planting CD players with pornographic messages ANYWHERE is a silly stunt, I question the common sense used when someone manually moved the devices when they were afraid they might be bombs.

Of course taking them to the basement of a building instead of outdoors is equally silly if they were afraid they might blow up.

I guess that the bomb squad must have had concerns if they detonated two of the devices.

All in all, a very silly prank that lacked making a point. 

Atheist Books, purchases on Amazon support the Rational Response Squad server.