Yorkshire: Two residents of Brighouse are concerned that a planned mobile phone mast on a church tower will be used to transmit pornography.
Mr Craig Drake and his wife Melody, who live in Haigh Street opposite the church, are leading a campaign against the installation of the masts. They made sure church members were aware of the possible pornographic link by placing leaflets on car windscreens during last Sunday morning's service.
We are very worried about the proposals. As well as the link with pornography there are health risks attached to the equipment and we do not feel the church tower is the right place for this equipment,said Mr Drake.
He said the video 'phone technology had only previously been available in Japan and it had become known that video phones were used to transmit pornographic images.
We fear this will happen in this country. Paedophile rings on the Internet are being clamped down on and we are worried people will use the new video 'phones instead,said Mr Drake, who has an 11-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter.I do not feel this is an appropriate use of the church tower.