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'Pornographic' Recordings Disrupt Mass (Santa Fe, NM)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 22, 2007 | Kate Wilson

Posted on 02/22/2007 6:58:16 AM PST by CedarDave

Worshipers were interrupted during an Ash Wednesday service at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis by a trio of hidden CD players spewing "pornographic" messages from beneath pews.

Three CD players had been duct-taped beneath the pews and rigged to go off at 12:20 p.m., Santa Fe Police Capt. Gary Johnson said. An Ash Wednesday service was being conducted at the time, and Johnson said responding officers described the messages to him as pornographic, although he wouldn't go into detail about their content.

The cathedral staff found and removed the three CD players, then called police while church-goers evacuated the cathedral.

The bomb squad arrived at 1 p.m. and destroyed two of the devices, Johnson said. Realizing the devices didn't contain explosives, officers saved the third CD player for evidence.

"We take this very seriously," Johnson said. "We'll be analyzing the piece of equipment for DNA and fingerprints. We'll also be reaching out to the federal authorities. We're going to use whatever resources we can possibly use to solve this case."

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6 posted on 03/01/2007 1:45:04 AM PST by Cindy
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"Cathedral offers reward in disruption of Ash Wednesday services"

Last Update: 02/26/2007 7:51:21 AM
By: Associated Press

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "SANTA FE (AP) - A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever disrupted Ash Wednesday services at the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi.

The noon Ash Wednesday Mass was disrupted when three CD players duct-taped to the bottom of the pews began blaring sexually explicit language.

The players had been set to activate at 12:22 pm as parishioners were in the middle of mass."

7 posted on 03/01/2007 2:01:08 AM PST by Cindy
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