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A Warped Worldview: Another Moral Effect of Pornography

March 5th, 2013 Comments off

The moral effects of pornography are, by now, well attested. The scourge of pornography has brought ruin and harm into the lives of millions of our friends and neighbors, destroying marriages, distorting sexuality, and poisoning minds. Even so, the pornography industrial complex continues to grow, representing one of the most lucrative segments of the Internet economy. Read more…

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University Instructs Students on How to Pursue Career in Porn Industry

February 21st, 2013 Comments off

by College Fix Staff

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports on some very unusual career advice being given out at Washington College of St. Louis:

Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) hosted an event in the school’s main chapel last week aimed at preparing students to pursue careers in pornography. Read more…

Pornography, Respect, and Responsibility: A Letter to the Hotel Industry

July 10th, 2012 Comments off

by Robert P. George and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

A letter on pornography and business ethics written by two prominent public intellectuals—one a Christian, one a Muslim—sent to hotel industry executives last week.

We write to ask you to stop offering pornographic movies in your company’s hotels. We make no proposal here to limit your legal freedom, nor do we threaten protests, boycotts, or anything of the sort. We simply ask you to do what is right as a matter of conscience. Read more…

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Groupon agrees to ‘no more porn coupons’

June 8th, 2012 Comments off

by Bill Bumpas

Morality in Media (MIM) began the boycott against Groupon because it was offering deals for two porn producers — a torture porn company called Kink, as well as an event at Playboy.

MIM president Pat Trueman says more than 20,000 people canceled their Groupon memberships through a web page his group provided for the boycott. Initially, the company refused to respond. But now, according to Trueman, it has changed its tune. Read more…

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Boy, 12, in court for copying porn film

June 1st, 2012 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

While Britons debate controls on internet porn, a case involving children has come to light which lends weight to the argument for more effective controls. A 14-year-old boy has been prosecuted in the High Court in Edinburgh for a sexual assault committed when he was 12 years old, copying a hardcore film he saw on the internet. Read more…

So this is what they mean by “comprehensive sex education”?

November 25th, 2011 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

The New York Times yesterday published a preview of a weekend magazine article called “Teaching Good Sex” — a long and detailed account of how one teacher, with full support from his elite school, is promoting sexual pleasure as a goal for 17-year-olds and even younger teenagers. Read more…

Big Porn Inc

October 17th, 2011 Comments off

by Melinda Tankard Reist

It is time to get real about the social poison masquerading as “adult entertainment”.

It is now widely acknowledged that the unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming intimate sexual relationships and public life, popularising new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualisation of children. Yet challenges to the pornography industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, anti-sex and moral panics. Read more…

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End child pornography: enforce adult porn laws

October 17th, 2011 Comments off

by Patrick A Trueman

An exclusive focus on prosecuting child pornography cases ignores a well known fact about adult porn.

Note: This essay is part of the 2012 Election Symposium on The Public Discourse.

Since President Obama took office, the Department of Justice has not initiated one adult pornography criminal case. The reason, we are told, is that investigators are overwhelmed with child pornography cases. Problematically, a growing number of law enforcement officers and investigators report that consumption of adult pornography leads to consumption of child pornography. Read more…

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Pornography, Public Morality, and Constitutional Rights

October 17th, 2011 2 comments

by Robert P. George

Every member of the community has an interest in the quality of the culture that will shape their experiences, their quality of life, and the choices effectively available to them and their children.

Theorists of public morality–from the ancient Greek philosophers and Roman jurists on–have noticed that apparently private acts of vice, when they multiply and become widespread, can imperil important public interests. This fact embarrasses philosophical efforts to draw a sharp line that distinguishes a realm of “private” morality that is not subject to law from a domain of public actions that may rightly be subjected to legal regulation. Read more…

U.K. making porn less accessible

October 12th, 2011 8 comments

by Charlie Butts

According to Morality in Media (MIM) president Pat Trueman, it is “a major step forward from an influential country that could have worldwide effects,” as the idea is to shield children from explicit material. To help accomplish this, parents and guardians will be able to use a site called Parentport that allows them to complain about websites, products, services, or programming that they believe is not appropriate for children. Read more…

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