As Nicola Wood, aged 27, left the cathedral at the end of the service a woman, attending the service, told her: “as long as this cathedral has been open I have never seen anyone as disgusting as you in church. You might as well have been naked and peeing in the church.” (eek!)
Mrs Wood said: “I was at the cathedral with a friend and her baby, listening to the music, which was beautiful.
“My little boy Theo, who is six months old, was getting hungry, so I started to breastfeed him, but all I could hear was a woman a few pews back moaning and saying, ‘oh my God, how disgusting’.
“It ruined the whole service for me. Then she came up to me at the end of the service and said, ‘as long as this cathedral has been open I have never seen anyone as disgusting as you in church. You might as well have been naked and peeing in the church’.
“She said it was the most disrespectful thing in the world and that I was disgusting for feeding my baby.
As you can imagine, this poor mom was shocked. Even though she is quite religious, she only recently started to attend church again.
She has written a letter to the Dean of Exeter Rev Jonathan Meyrick to complain about the insulting behaviour of the fellow worshipper, who did not identify herself.
In the UK there will soon be a New Equality Bill, which will legally protect breastfeeding in public. It will make it illegal for anybody to undermine breastfeeding in public.
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