March 31, 2011

Porn industry fights anti-obscenity laws, claims porn isn’t ‘obscenity’

Life Site News
March 31, 2011

The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) announced yesterday the launching of a lobbying effort to oppose enforcement of anti-obscenity laws.

The ASACP is an association of internet porn sites who claim to support efforts to protect children from viewing pornography, as well as the elimination of child pornography from the web.

In a letter to Congressional legislators, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and state attorney generals across the country, ASACP CEO Joan Irvine claimed that there was “no need” for the enforcement of obscenity laws, since “the legal adult entertainment industry is not involved in obscenity …”

Patrick Trueman, CEO of Morality in Media and former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, told LifeSiteNews that the ASACP’s claim that its members are not involved in obscenity is tantamount to a claim that they do not distribute hardcore pornography, which, he said, is “a bald-faced lie …”

“The distribution of hardcore pornography in America subjects one to federal obscenity laws,” Trueman explained. “Distribution of hardcore material is the lifeblood of the porn industry.

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