September 5, 2012

Anti-Porn Group Calls on Dems to Take a Stand (CHARISMA)

Charisma News: http://www.charismanews.com/politics/34094-anti-porn-group-calls-on-dems-to-take-a-stand
9/4/12

The Republican Party came out hard against pornography at its national convention last week. Now, War on Illegal Pornography is urging the Democratic Party to follow in its footsteps.

An outreach of Morality in Media, the War on Illegal Pornography coalition is asking the Democratic Party to change its platform to protect children and families from harms of obscene adult pornography.

Current federal obscenity laws prohibit distribution of hardcore, obscene pornography on the Internet, on hotel and motel TV, on cable and satellite TV, and in retail shops. Yet America is suffering an untreated pandemic of harm from pornography. According to many studies, children and adults are developing life-long addictions to the smut.

“It’s time for the Democratic Party to take a major step to protect children and families from the scourge pornography,” says Patrick Trueman, director of the War on Illegal Pornography and president of Morality in Media.

Trueman notes that American children are awash in hardcore pornography that is now so prevalent on computers, on smart phones, tablets, and on cable and satellite TV—and sexual predators who are consumers of obscene pornography are targeting America’s children.

“Family break-ups due to pornography addiction of one parent is also making children the victims of pornography,” he says. “Adding a plank to the Democratic Platform promising vigorous enforcement of federal pornography laws will send a strong and unmistakable message to the illegal porn industry that kids and families come first for the Democratic Party.”

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