Backpage.com is DOWN thanks to a raid by the FBI. Remember they were the only website that did not respond with HR 1865-FOSTA/SESTA was overwhelmingly passed by Congress recently. Backpage continued in the human trafficking business until tonight when they were stopped by federal agents from the US Department of Justice!
HR 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, overwhelming passed in the US House by a vote of 388 to 25. This bill would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which has been misinterpreted by the courts to protect websites which allow classified ads linked to sex trafficking. That was never the intention of the supporters of this section and must be amended.
Courts are misinterpreting Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to allow websites which facilitate sex trafficking not to be held accountable. Worst yet was the First Circuit Court ruling in Doe v. Backpage which held that even if Backpage had participated in the crime of sex trafficking, Section 230 shielded the company from the claims filed by child victims! This misinterpretation must be stopped and Congress has a chance to fix it!
The Super Bowl is once again upon us. Super Bowl 52 between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will be this Sunday and along with the game will be sex traffickers determined to make a bundle of money. They will be selling young men and women for sex. Past Super Bowl games have resulted in the arrests of sex traffickers and sex buyers, as well as the recovery of juvenile victims. What can you do to help stop this travesty?
AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
The promoters of porn claim there are no harms, yet increasingly the harms of porn are being exposed. We see increased sexual assault (i.e. child on child assault, teacher on student assault, babies being sexuall assaulted, campus rape culture etc), sex trafficking is on the rise, sexual addictions, etc. etc. We need to become educated on the harms of pornography!
Comcast is profiting from the sale of hardcore porn and they need to stop! Many states have passed resolutions recognizing porn as a public health risk. Studies and police reports increasingly show the connection between porn and sexual exploitation. Send Comcast the message that their sale of porn must stop!
Americans are becoming desensitized to pornography. We live in a society that, by and large, has learned to ignore the Playboy magazine on the racks in the local convenience store, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition at the local Walmart, the pornographic books at the local bookstores, the strip club along the road your child’s school bus travels every day, etc., etc. As we have become desensitized, it has emboldened those wanting to further sexualize our communities/nation and we can see the results through increased reports of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking. It is time for Christians to take action!
Yesterday a Hazleton man turned himself into the police after allegedly filming women and children in the women’s restroom at his place of employment. This situation raises several issues including the danger of adding “gender identity or expression” to Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination law — the Human Relations Act. For years the American Family Association (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-decency organization, has condemned the addition of such language.
The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey opens this weekend. Fifty Shades Darker continues the theme of normalizing sexual exploitation of women. How many cases of sexual abuse will occur over this weekend alone due to someone watching this movie? Americans need to wake up to Hollywood’s efforts to continue desensitizing the culture to sexual exploitation. Where are the feminists who marched on Washington on January 21st?