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CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth has commented on the report published in the October 18, 2005 edition of the Metro newspaper that a British teenage heavy metal fan has been handed a community service order for wearing a CRADLE OF FILTH t-shirt.

Adam Shepherd, 19, was reportedly convicted under new anti-hate laws which ban people from displaying religiously insulting signs.

The teenager was arrested after a woman complained to police when she saw his shirt, which shows a picture of a nun in a pornographic pose. On the back is a comment about Jesus (view the t-shirt design at this location). The top was being worn by Shepherd's girlfriend when a police officer approached her. As soon as the teenager realized there was a problem, he told the officer it was his and swapped tops with his girlfriend. But he refused to take it off or cover it up and was arrested.

Shepherd, who bought the shirt in his hometown of Weymouth, Dorset, admitted the charge. Weymouth magistrates gave him 80 hours community service and told him to pay £40 costs (approx. $71).

Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, Dani Filth said, "It is with some concern that poor Adam's plight is acknowledged. Defaming organized religion openly in public is now a crime? What is wrong with England? Still, the litter problem on our city streets should improve dramatically if they keep handing out 80-odd hour community punishment orders willy-nilly. The country will be spotless in no time, a sure sign that God works in mysterious ways, even through us!"

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. theresshitonthwalls writes:

Anti-hate laws? Now I've heard it all... First we had war on a concept, now laws against an emotion.

# Oct 29, 2005 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. marcus writes:

is it really that hard to just not look at a t-shirt if it offends you?

# Oct 29, 2005 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. jesus is a cunt writes:

yeah iv got same t-shirt and it kick as s. Anti-hate laws? wtf now every fu ckin thing is going to become law what is this world coming to. one big fu ckin law where you cant even walk down the sreet so go to hell you muther fuc kers in courts signing forms to ban a t-shirt wise up.

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. sinsofthefather writes:

man that f***n bullshizen, that b**** that dobbed him in must have absolutely nothing better to do than complain about something like a f***n tshirt id love to get my g/f to dress up as a nun and have me dressed up as jesus go to that town and f*** her in the open public while screaming hail satan he is your lord. i reckon i could clock up a recod on communnity service with that. stupid f***ing bullsh** law. dont they have freedom of speech in england?

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 1:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. LordAgony writes:

Dani Filth and Marilyn Manson should be shot...

NO QUESTIONS ASKED....

SO SAYS LORD AGONY....

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 7:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. LordAgony writes:

And Satanism is stupid...completely stupid...unbelievably stupid...

Beyond recognition...

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Wrath_5316 writes:

lol that's funny to me. Yea satanism is freakin stupid. I went to satan's church the other day and now I'm just not going to care about hell or heaven I swear religion is f***ing stupid!!!!!

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

Lord Agony has my vote. Cradle suck almost as many armpits as religious theology does. we should rally in the streets against god. frankly, it would be hilarious. simply, purely, comic gold.

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. key to nothing writes:

words cannot describe how much this pisses me off,i bet if some holy roller went down the street with "i love jesus" sh** on and she was yellin "praise the lord" no one would have a problem,death to whatever is socially acceptable

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. theresshitonthewalls writes:

Yeah, I'm betting if some godboy was walking down the street wearing a shirt saying "Atheists are c***s" there wouldn't be a problem.

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Angel of Death writes:

lol. this is so f***in stupid and no im not lordagony becuase no one should be shot there just goth as you are and you listen to death you twat. so that means death metal would be banded. that would just be the funniest sh** ever. yeah but danny filth should come to his sences about how this sh** goes. cause cradle of filth kick a$$ if you ask me.

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Welkin Dischord writes:

This is f***ing rediculous, I hate CoF, but that shirt is legendary for this it seems. Some guy at a Six Feet Under show got kicked out for wearing it. A metal show, god damned metal show.

# Oct 31, 2005 @ 2:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. black_cat writes:

I am not a big COF fan, but people should be able to wear whatever they want to. It's artistic expression, and art should not be censored. If people don't like something then they should simply not look at it. Constantly seeing those damn jesus shirts sucks, but I just look the other way. Others should have to do the same.
It's f***ed up how somebody can wear some shirt that says praise jesus or something about if you don't believe in jesus you are going to hell, and that is ok, but something anti-christian is not ok?
That really pisses me off to no end.
Where is the cultural tolerance we have been trying to have for years?

# Oct 31, 2005 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. juraj from slovakia writes:

All you f***ers out there what Dani is saying. Is that God gave people they're free will just as he did to Satan.
Now, he will never violate that law, because he is not a manipulator like religion is.WHich is form of a law.
I am saying that God will never force anybody to choices you are free to choose, because he is all about one thing RELATIONSHIP..

SEE ya Condemned from HOuston

# Oct 31, 2005 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Leader of lost souls writes:

I just hate those animals, more then the worst thing in the world! im just looking for a word which can give a clear definition to my hate, but i stil cant find it..

# Oct 31, 2005 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. sdf writes:

so much for freedom of expression. its the narrow minds of all religion that screws the rest of us from enjoying our rights i think the church should worry about the kide in there flock and protect them from the fathers and let those outside live there own way if it is not going to hurt you in a physical way fuk offand dont look because there is no more disturbing thing then a man spreading the word off a god and realy raping kid. were do they get off running there mouths off fix your own life leave us alone *( im not in to satansim but i love cof music)

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Frank writes:

That really sucks. I live in the good ole' US, you think i would get any sh** here wearing that shirt? ^^
\m/ COF

# Nov 4, 2005 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. obedience is freedom writes:

He was not convicted under the wonderful new religious hate law, because it hasn't been passed yet, but “religiously aggravated offensive conduct”. The police were lenient! They should have charged him under the 1839 Profane Representation Act!!! And for creating public disorder. But most importantly, he should be charged with blasphemy for undermining the tenets and beliefs of the Church of England. When the new law is finally passed, we will lock up all these disgusting "metal heads" for the rest of their useless lives, and put them to work in the privatised "prisons for profits" scheme. And at last we will put a stop to the scum who promote this filth. Soon our United Kingdom will be rejoice in universal praise for our LORD JESUS! or else....

# Nov 5, 2005 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. deathbringer writes:

I've seen those shirts at Ozzfest every year and it makes me laugh to myself...(the shock value and the phrase itself...I mean it would be funny if it said "Bush is a c***," or insert any male figurehead name...) I've never seen one out on the street, however, and I wonder what kind of reaction it would get.

# Nov 5, 2005 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. DeathRipping writes:

bullsh**....I wish a cop would come up to me and tell me to take off my Jesus is a c*** t shirt....I would tell him to f*** right off

# Nov 5, 2005 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. nocturnishumana writes:

all of you narrow minded christain f***s need to shut the f*** up and let other people do thier own sh**, you dont see people who dont like god runing around complaining about you gayass "smile jesus loves you" bullsh**, nothing more to sat because really this is a dumb subject because no matter what christians are right, thats what the world has come to believe well i say f*** christians that stupid narrow minded a$$holes.

# Nov 6, 2005 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. nocturnishumana writes:

long live cradle and thier music

# Nov 6, 2005 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. XXBlinkyxxx writes:

i hear ya nocturnishumana

# Nov 7, 2005 @ 8:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. tornbrokenbruisedbattered writes:

i have that shirt.it has a nun masterbating with the cross.On the back it says f*** Jesus.Kinda like the exorcist.If its illegal to wear that shirt, than it should be illegal to own and watch the Exorcist.

"Hear me now.Crime should be treasured if they bring thee pleasure, some how"

# Nov 7, 2005 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Draven writes:

I have no problem with the tshirt, i see a lot of things i dont like when i walk down the street, but i grit my teeth and ignore it. Its not a big deal, so why dont they do the same. and i think its a load of sh** that it could be classed as illegal, i generally hate religion in all forms so im sure il never turn out as a satanist, but as for my thoughts on religion and even the people who have posting here against the tshirt, there all so simple-minded, i can respect there opinion, but only if they take a f***ing second to think about mine.

CoF rock, and il finally get to see them live this year!

# Nov 7, 2005 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. morbidfreakynclint writes:

oky

# Nov 7, 2005 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. OffCider writes:

fu all off you winers! you come spesifickli inn2 cradle of filth forum, just to say that you dont like them!! what IS your problem?!? dont your gay-fuc* westlife jesus-sh** have its own forum? you would think that this jesus-groups (westlife, backstreet boys, ronan keating and so on) was able to make their OWN forum, where all you friend-less mofu`s could speak about the great Lord, and how to blame all the wrong on Satan. ``And the Black Angel saw down on Jesus and said; whit your last breath... withness the End Of Days!!

# Nov 8, 2005 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. rancid_bloody_rotten_twat writes:

offcider.....your f***ing dumb. but anyways...f*** what people think. if i had my way it would be illegal for n*****s to walk down the street.

# Nov 9, 2005 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. aaaa writes:

aaa jajaaja la mamada a la errrrr jajaja

# Nov 9, 2005 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. BaThOrY writes:

AMO A DANI FILTH....EL ES SEXY OME
jajaja amo sus ojos.....mmmmm
la mamada !!!!

# Nov 9, 2005 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Eidolon writes:

Hahah thats quite funny
i get wierd looks when i wear my cradle shirt..........it has a nun gettin f***ined by the devil.....very neat-o:)

# Nov 10, 2005 @ 2:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. ummm writes:

I am a Christian, and i do listin to COF. i don't really beleive in what Dani says on some of the songs about satan or anything, but i still love the song and respect the talents in every aspect. i love cof because of their talents. i also belveice that somone should be able to wear what they want and not be critizized by anyone. they should have their freedom in doing what they want.

# Nov 16, 2005 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. White writes:

That f***in satanist should be hanged for the whole town to see. That damned bastard only cares for himself and his music takes in up his giant gaping a$$hole. Satanism for for homosexuals who f*** themselves.

See what I mean, I didn't mean that but I was giving an example if how you blaim everything on Christians.

It isn't only Christianity that is against satanism you know? She could very well be Muslim or Buddhist. NOT ONLY CHRISTIANS TARGET YOU!!! Get it threw your heads. If we walked around with a shirt that had Satan getting torchered and someone b****ed, we would get arrested also. So when something you don't like happens don't blaim it on the whole religion.

I'm a Christian and could care less what other people are, I don't go to church. I also would never complain or anything about a shirt, I would be p***ed off yes but it is not my business what other people do.

So don't take it out on a religion when there are many other ones that would be way more offended by the shirt. Would a Muslim like it? Would a Buddhist like it? Would a Jew like it? I could go on forever so don't assume that all Christians would have done the same because me as well as many others I know prefer to mind our own business and ignore the other religions while not attacking their beliefs.

# Nov 19, 2005 @ 8:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. slipknot-4eva writes:

wtf is wrong wrong with this country? if the kids wants to wear that very cool t-shirt let him wear it! f***** police wankers

# Nov 20, 2005 @ 6:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. slipknot-4eva writes:

wow what a classic shirt

# Nov 20, 2005 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. slipknot-4eva writes:

if someone went round wearing a t-shirt saying the devil is a c*** then there would not be a problem. religion sucks

# Nov 20, 2005 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Alucardtes writes:

Holy f***ing sh**! It is amazing to me that in this day and age that such laws are being passed. I mean why not just bring back the damn inquisition!?

# Nov 24, 2005 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. fuck the police writes:

f*** all those wankers that b**** about a f***in t-shirt. y'all suck ass.

# Nov 25, 2005 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Morons writes:

Satanism has nothing to do with a Nun f***ing herself with a cross. Or Cradle Of Filth, for that matter.

# Nov 25, 2005 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. asianfetish writes:

for once I agree with Angel of Death, CoF is awesome. and these anti-hate laws are stupid....but these laws were established in a country where there are alot of idiot skinheads, and ppl who are anti-islam. so yeah, maybe those laws had to be put down, but at the same time, it can't really stop anyone from doing anything....tho i'm sure we'd all like to see Adam Sheperd be able to wear the shirt, and on the same note see all skinheads and anti-islamic ppl get shot off....but there has to be a balance, a center, a medium instead of both extreme ends of the spectrum going either "NO HATE" or "HATE EVERYTHING"....you can say legally that the shirt stated that it was hatred of the negative aspects of that religion....but i'm not the boy's lawyer....

# Nov 25, 2005 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. asianfetish writes:

oh yeah, Morons, you're right in saying this:

"Satanism has nothing to do with a Nun f***ing herself with a cross. Or Cradle Of Filth, for that matter."

But you gotta admit, the nun is hot though

# Nov 25, 2005 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. asianfetish writes:

the more i read LordAgony's posts here, the more I think there should be an anti-idiot law!

# Nov 25, 2005 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Angel of Death writes:

i agree with you asianfetish because writing such a stupid post on here "completely stupid... unbelievably stupid" well he said it best i guess he contradicts all of hes posts with an equely stupider post.

# Nov 25, 2005 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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