A kinky sex party scheduled to take place inside an old Episcopalian Church in Philadelphia has been cancelled after it was exposed by PIX 11 in an exclusive report.
The bondage, dominant-submissive, sado-masochistic sex play party entitled "Sacro-delicious" was scheduled for September 15th at the old Church of The Evangelical in South Philadelphia. The party, run by a dominatrix named Mistress Zeneca, was advertised online. This is the second such party at the church run by the mistress. Pictures of a similar event in February are posted on the Mistress's webpage.
Philadelphia Attorney Wally Zimolong, who tipped off PIX 11 to the story, says the Mistress pulled the more provocative pictures off her site after he complained. "There were pictures of couples engaged in sexual acts on the altar, in front of the crucifix and under a statue of the blessed Virgin Mary," Zimolong told PIX11.
The attorney sent a registered letter to the owners of the old church asking them to cancel the September 15th event. "It is offensive to all Christians," Zimolong says.
The Institute had no comment. But when PIX11 contacted Mistress Zeneca she immediately cancelled the event because of "unwanted media attention."
The Church of the Evangelical on Catherine Street in Philadelphia was deconsecrated by the Episcopalians in 1941. The Fleisher Art Memorial, one of the oldest and most prestigious art institutes in the country now owns the church. They have kept the altar, statues and stain glass in pristine condition and rent it out for weddings, receptions and one bondage, sex play party.
A South Philadelphia neighbor of the old church, who had no idea a bondage party took place or was scheduled at the old church, said "Good. God has no place in things like that. Things like that belong in the bedroom."