Monday, August 27, 2012


WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 27, 2012) – A change in the Republican Party Platform to target illegal adult pornography, rather than only child pornography, is a positive development that will protect children, as well as families from the scourge of hardcore pornography, according to Morality and Media.
“Distribution of obscene or hardcore pornography on the Internet is a violation of current federal law,” explained Patrick A. Trueman, president of MIM.  “Yet, most children in America have free access to obscene pornography as soon as they learn how to use a computer.  The average age of first exposure to obscene Internet pornography is now eleven,” Trueman said.

The new language replaces previous platform wording, which only opposed child pornography.  It will now read,  “Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.”  Trueman noted that current federal obscenity laws not only prohibit distribution of hardcore pornography on the Internet but also on hotel/motel TV, on cable/satellite TV, and in retail shops.

“We are most grateful to Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council who led the effort to get the tough new language into the platform,” said Trueman.  “Without enforcement of federal obscenity laws, pornographers have had a green light to target our children and families,” he added.


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