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February 19, 2009

The Politics of Porn

By Robert R. Reilly

In many major American cities, the tawdry sections of town that once housed pornographic cinemas, bookstores, and strip joints have given way to shiny new office buildings and Starbucks coffee houses. Does this sign of urban renewal also signify moral renewal? Has America finally grown bored with a surfeit of pornography? Unfortunately not. Pornography has simply relocated from inner city slums to a far worse location — the home, which it now infiltrates via the latest technology.

U.S. News and World Report (Feb. 10, 1997) revealed just how deeply mired this country is in explicit depictions of sexual depravity; it is a sign of the times that the cover article on pornography was carried in the "Business and Technology" section. The story states that hardcore pornography is now an $8 billion industry.

A more recent Time magazine article (Sept. 7, 1998), "Porn Goes Mainstream," also in the "Business" section, estimates $10 billion in revenues. In either case, hardcore porn out-grosses all of Hollywood's domestic box office receipts and rakes in more cash than the rock and country music businesses combined. In 1996, 665 million hard core videos were rented -- over two for every man, woman, and child in America.

Explicit sex has become part of the bottom line for video stores, long-distance carriers like AT&T, cable companies like Time Warner and Tele-Communications, Inc., and hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Holiday Inn. In addition, there are an estimated 100,000 pornographic World Wide Web sites on the Internet, offering millions of hardcore pornographic images, some of them "interactive." Pornography is now mainstream. How did this happen? . . . (read article) courtesy of Spirit Daily.

Time Magazine's Crusade Against the Catholic Church

Time Magazine has hit a new low, even by its standards, with a recent article disingenuously claiming that the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) is a “mythical” bill and, therefore, that the “Catholic crusade” against it is merely ignorant folly.

So watch this video and see what the Pro-Abortion Candidate himself said about his implacable commitment to “transform America” according to the death-dealing machinations of Planned Parenthood and extremist groups like it.

Does it sound to you like he was promising to sign a “mythical,” nonexistent fantasy of a bill? Time wants you to get that impression. The fact is, FOCA is deadly real and our new LĂ­der Maximo has repeatedly promised that he is deadly serious about signing it into law.

Don't let the pro-abortion zealots at
Time Magazine fool you and lull you into becoming passive and disinterested about this. Don't let them do it. This is real. And you need to spread the word far and wide so people won't buy into Time's dangerous foolishness.  

Freedom of Choice Act (Introduced in Senate)— Text of Senate bill S 2020 IS (2004)
Freedom of Choice Act (Introduced in House) — Text of House bill HR 3719 IH (2004)
Freedom of Choice Act (Introduced in Senate) — Text of Senate bill S 1173 IS (2007)
Freedom of Choice Act (Introduced in House) — Text of House bill HR 1964 IH (2007)