Church forgives Resistance

But Sony still in wrong.

The Church of England has forgiven Sony for not asking permission before recreating Manchester Cathedral in Resistance: Fall of Man.

It was let off the hook last night at the BAFTA ceremony after it failed to win in its publicly voted for PC World Gamer's category.

"I think some important lessons have been learnt," said the Very Rev Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester Cathedral (recorded by the BBC).

"So we do forgive Sony for what they have done, even though they still believe they have done nothing wrong."

However, he went on to reprimand Sony for the example it was setting, and said our recently more advanced industry should look to mediums like television and film as a guideline on how to show courtesy toward delicate social matters.

"In an industry that is breaking new frontiers, it is important that long held traditions of film and television are maintained," he said.

"These traditions include having courtesy, respecting the dignity of your subject, and admitting when mistakes have been made.

"In so many ways Sony have failed to live up to these standards by disrespecting people of faith and the victims of gun crime here in Manchester," he added.

Govender had previously called for Resistance: Fall of Man to be removed from the BAFTA nominations.

However, he did also admit last night that Manchester Cathedral had seen a rise in visits from young people and tourists following the very public row.

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