Boobs are old news, says Methodist Church

The Methodist Church has welcomed reports that The Sun newspaperwill no longer feature topless women on Page Three.

The 2014 Methodist Conference pledged its support for the No More Page 3 campaign when it metin Birmingham in July. The Conference called on Methodists to signthe campaign's petition. The Methodist Church was the first majorUK Church to lend its support to the movement that is also backedby the Girls' Brigade, Mumsnet and the British Youth Council.

Rachel Allison, a young Methodist who presented the proposal tothe 2014 Methodist Conference, said: "This is great news and asmall step on the journey to changing attitudes towards women inthe media. The removal of Page Three from the Sun would send aclear message that the objectification of women is not acceptablein our society. Boobs are not news!"