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Dr J’s thoughts on the “Hook-up” culture

December 6th, 2012 Comments off

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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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…

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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Pornography and national security

September 7th, 2011 6 comments

by Jennifer S. Bryson

Captured caches of terrorist material often include pornography. Could pornography pose a risk to national security?

A federal grand jury recently indicted Army soldier Naser Jason Abdo, age 21, on three charges related to a plot to attack soldiers near Fort Hood, Texas. When authorities arrested him, they found in his possession bomb-making materials, a gun, ammunition, and the article ”Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” from a recent issue of al-Qaeda’s English online journal Inspire. Initial questioning of Abdo indicates that his intended targets were U.S. military personnel… Read more…

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End Child Pornography: Enforce Adult Pornography Laws

September 1st, 2011 7 comments

by Patrick A. Trueman

Ending child pornography is as much a matter of vigorously prosecuting those who distribute adult pornography as it is a matter of prosecuting child pornographers. Presidential candidates should pledge to initiate adult pornography criminal cases and fund research into the adult-child pornography link. Read more…

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Not Tonight, Honey. I’m Logging On.

August 30th, 2011 8 comments

Internet porn is everywhere; even “nice” guys are hooked. So where does that leave their girlfriends?

By David Amsden

For Jonathan—an attractive, Ivy League– educated musician and adjunct professor—it all started a couple of years ago, when he was working as a temp in the sleek offices of a Madison Avenue ad agency. There he was, seated at his desk, half-heartedly going over pitches for new accounts, when a colleague tapped him on the shoulder. Read more…

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